40-year-old Nelson Cruz Still Hitting Bombs

Nelson Cruz turns 41 in July, but apparently no one has told him that. In Monday’s exhibition against the Atlanta Braves, Cruz took a Kyle Wright 0-1 fastball 426 feet off the scoreboard in left field:

It might be time for Vegas to take bets on who retires first: Nelson Cruz or Tom Brady. Lucky for Cruz, he can become a power-hitting DH when he no longer has the energy to play defense. As long as the 16-year vet can swing a bat, he’s got a DH gig lined up somewhere.

Boom Stick is BOOMIN’, baby!

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. I saw Cruz play for the Nashville Sounds when he was coming up in the Brewers org. He had one of the best outfield arms I have ever seen. He was stuck in AAA for years. It was bizarre that he didn’t get an every day shot until he was 28, or he’d have 500+ homers by now. This dude had hit 155 homers in the minors before he got a starting spot for the Rangers! He can still rake. One of the best power hitters of this current generation.

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