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Tigers draft player whose family has long history in Major League Baseball

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The Detroit Tigers chosen Trei Cruz on the second day of the MLB Draft on Thursday evening, ushering in the subsequent technology {of professional} baseball gamers for that family.

Cruz performed third base and shortstop whereas at Rice. He was hitting .328 with eight RBI in 16 video games earlier than the coronavirus pandemic shut the Owls’ season down.

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What’s much more outstanding about Cruz is that he comes from a long line {of professional} baseball gamers.

Cruz’s father, Jose Cruz Jr., was an outfielder in the majors for 12 years. He performed for the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Satan Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and Houston Astros from 1997 to 2008. He received one Gold Glove in his profession.

Cruz’s grandfather, Jose Cruz, was additionally an outfielder. He performed 19 years in the majors for the St. Louis Cardinals, Astros and New York Yankees from 1970 to 1988. He was a two-time All-Star and a two-time Silver Slugger.

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Jose Cruz Sr.’s brothers, Hector and Tommy, have been additionally main league baseball gamers. Hector Cruz performed 9 seasons in the majors. Tommy Cruz was in The Present for 3 video games in 1973 and 4 video games in 1977.

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Trei Cruz will now have an opportunity to proceed the Cruz legacy in the majors.

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