• Dodgers designate Cruz, activate Van Slyke

    Fox Sports West "There was no fairy tale for Luis Cruz this year, only frustration. Unable to break out of his season-long slump, Cruz was dropped from the Dodgers' roster Friday, as the team designated him for assignment. The third baseman's place on the roster went to outfielder Scott Van Slyke, who was..." June 29

  • Luis Cruz is on cruise control for Dodgers

    L.A. Daily News "The moving boxes scattered about the Dodgers' spring training clubhouse at Camelback Ranch reflected a baseball team on the verge of returning home to start the regular season. The boxes belonged to individual players, their names prominently written in black ink on both sides and their..." March 29

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    dodgers plan until Hanley gets back is Cruz at SS, Uribe at 3B. Uribe's had nice spring. big comeback.

  • Dodgers' Luis Cruz: 'I lost it' in Mexico-Canada WBC brawl

    Los Angeles Times "Luis Cruz had a three-word answer at the ready to explain the behavior that appeared to trigger the brawl between Mexico and Canada in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday. "I lost it," Cruz said. Cruz repeated those words eight times during a brief interview Monday as he and Adrian..." March 11

  • Dodgers' Mr. Nice Guy, Luis Cruz, at center of Mexico-Canada brawl

    Los Angeles Times "Nice guy Luis Cruz? Friendly, seemingly eternally happy Luis Cruz? He’s an instigator in a brawl? The world’s most appreciative player, tossing a haymaker? It doesn’t fit the Luis Cruz the Dodgers know, but it’s the same guy. Playing for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday..." March 10

  • Luis Cruz prominently involved in Mexico-Canada brawl

    True Blue L.A. "With Mexico's 10-3 loss to Canada on Saturday in the World Baseball Classic, it likely means Adrian Gonzalez and Luis Cruz will be back with the Dodgers sooner, as Mexico finished Pool D play at just 1-2. But perhaps more importantly, Cruz could face MLB discipline for his role in an ugly brawl..." March 09