FACTS/FLUKES: N. Cruz, Mahle, Pederson, Mikolas, Chavis

Cruz has been a disappointment … After spending 2006-21 in the American League, Nelson Cruz (DH, WAS) signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Nationals in March 2022. Things haven’t gone according to plan, as he owns a .237 batting average with just 4 HR in 192 PA. What’s going on here?

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