Oneil Cruz plays professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball as a shortstop and third baseman (MLB). In 2021, he made his MLB debut.
Cruz signed as an international free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2015, receiving a $950,000 signing bonus.
Cruz debuted professionally in 2016, hitting.294 with 23 RBIs in 55 games with the DSL Dodgers 1. With the Great Lakes Loons, he began the 2017 season.
Cruz and Angel German were exchanged for Tony Watson on July 31, 2017. He joined West Virginia Power. In 105 games, he slashed. 10 homers, 44 RBIs,.237/.297/.350.
On September 22, 2020, Cruz was engaged in a fatal car accident in the Dominican Republic. His Jeep collided with a motorbike carrying three dead people driving in the same direction as Cruz. Cruz was unharmed in the crash.
Oneil Cruz’s Parents: Who Is Oneil Cruz’s Dad, Rafael Cruz?
Rafael Cruz is a Dominican Republic native who has played baseball professionally in the past. He was born on May 19, 1977.
2007 was the year he spent playing baseball with the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB).
In 2009, while he was playing baseball in the Minor Leagues, he was caught taking stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, and received a suspension of fifty games as a result.
Oneil Cruz, who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, is his son, and he couldn’t be more proud of him.