Former Cougar Cruz agrees to deal with Mariners

Former Kane County Cougars OF Nelson Cruz reportedly has agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.

The three-time All-Star batted .271 with 40 HR and 108 RBI in 159 games with the Baltimore Orioles this year. The 2014 season was his only one with the Orioles after spending eight years with the Texas Rangers.

As an Oakland Athletics prospect in 2003, Cruz batted .238 with 20 HR and 85 RBI in 119 games with the Kane County Cougars. His KC teammates included Andre Ethier (.272, 11 RBI in 40 games) and John Baker (.309, 6 HR, 49 RBI in 82 games).

Nelson Cruz playing with the 2003 Kane County Cougars

Nelson Cruz hitting for the 2003 Kane County Cougars

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