Orioles sign Nelson Cruz, futures lower slightly
The Baltimore Orioles have signed free agent Nelson Cruz to a one-year, $8 million contract.
Cruz, who has spent the previous eight seasons with the Texas Rangers, served a 50-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal last season.
The Orioles add a power hitter into their DH spot and futures odds figure to be adjusted slightly.
"I like the move for the Orioles," says Steve Mikkelson, sportsbook manager of the Atlantis
. "Cruz is mostly a one dimensional player, so plugging him in as a DH will be a nice addition for the Orioles. Adding in the signing of Ubaldo Jimenez, we are now at 25/1 on the O’s to win the World Series. We have not posted division odds as of yet."