Cruz put together a fine season with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012. In 43 games and 35 2/3 innings pitched, he had a 2.78 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Of course, it's not all unicorns and rainbows. His walk rate is 4.8 per nine innings (which matches his career walk rate). He was cut by the Pirates in August.
Phillies Sign Juan Cruz
The Good Phight | Jan 16