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Reports: Twins sign Nelson Cruz to one-year deal

Free agent slugger Nelson Cruz agreed to a one-year, $14 million deal with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

The deal comes with a club option for 2020 valued at $12 million, according to the reports.

The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays also made strong bids to acquire Cruz, Jon Heyman reported.

Cruz, 38, spent the past four seasons with the Seattle Mariners. Last season he hit .256 and slugged 37 home runs with 97 RBIs. Cruz has averaged 41 home runs per season since 2014.

Cruz spent eight seasons with the Texas Rangers.

–Field Level Media