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Nelson Cruz’s agent met with the Orioles today

Dec 9, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Orioles met with Nelson Cruz‘s agent today.

It’s been all quiet on the Nelson Cruz front for a week or two, with the last rumors about him involving the Rangers and the Mariners. It’s possible that the cool interest is a function of his reported $75 million asking price.

Or it could be that a guy with very limited defensive value and a mostly one-dimensional offensive attack and a PED suspension in his rear-view mirror who, because he was given a qualifying offer by Texas, will cost whoever signs him a first round draft pick is not the hottest of properties regardless.

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