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MLB hired Nelson Cruz to be special adviser for baseball operations

“Nelson Cruz is a respected voice in the game," baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said

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Nelson Cruz pondrá su experiencia a disposición de jugadores latinos como asesor de MLB
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Fotografía de archivo, tomada en agosto 2013, en la que se registró al pelotero dominicano Nelson Cruz, al actuar para los Rangers de Texas, durante un partido de la MLB, en Oakland (California, EE.UU.). EFE/John G. Mabanglo

Former outfielder Nelson Cruz was hired by Major League Baseball on Friday as a special adviser for baseball operations.

The seven-time All-Star, who turns 44 on July 1, will focus mainly on Latin American topics that include the Dominican Republic and increasing player relations.

“Nelson Cruz is a respected voice in the game," baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, "Nelson is passionate about growing the game and improving issues for players and our sport as a whole. He will be a resource to many people across our game, especially in the Dominican Republic.”

Cruz hit .274 with 464 homers, 1,325 RBIs and an .856 OPS over 19 seasons with Milwaukee (2005), Texas (2006-13), Baltimore (2014), Seattle (2015-18), Tampa Bay (2021), Washington (2022) and San Diego (2023).

He won the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy.

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