• Royals Acquire Tony Cruz, Designate Francisco Pena

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have acquired catcher Tony Cruz from the Cardinals in exchange for young infielder Jose Martinez, Kansas City announced. The club designated fellow backstop Francisco Pena for assignment to clear roster space,’s Jeffrey Flanagan tweets. Cruz lost his backup job with St. Louis..." December 02

  • Cruz waits for clearance to swing; Garcia throwing "Though eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday Tony Cruz is not expected to be ready to resume playing for another week to 10 days. That estimate was given by general manager John Mozeliak who said that there is still no definite timetable for Cruz to resume swinging or catching. Cruz..." August 26

  • Cards catcher Cruz sent to DL with stress fracture in forearm

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On the same day the Cardinals activated catcher Yadier Molina from the disabled list the club disclosed that backup catcher Tony Cruz had been playing several weeks with an ache in his left forearm that the team learned Monday was a stress fracture. The Cardinals placed Cruz on the 15-day..." August 16