Seattle Mariners rumors have Nelson Cruz turning down an expensive contract offer. These Mariners rumors about Cruz indicate that the team offered him a five-year, $75 million contract. According to a report from Monday (Dec. 9), the veteran outfielder was said to have turned down the deal.
That seems like a lot of money for a 33-year-old free agent coming off a 50-game suspension. He lost that time to a violation of the MLB performance-enhancing drug policy. It really hurt the Texas Rangers down the stretch, but apparently it hasn't hurt his allure on the free agent market.
It looks like he is most interested in signing with the Baltimore Orioles, but no report on how much the team is offering has surfaced. It wouldn't be too surprising if he didn't want to play in Safeco Field with the terrible numbers he has posted there over his career.
These Seattle Mariners rumors certainly indicate that the team is trying to add another piece to protect Robinson Cano in the batting order, but this contract seems pretty pricey for a player with the checkered history of Nelson Cruz. Stay tuned, because it could also indicate that the team is close to making an offer to another free agent outfielder.
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