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In this Aug. 1, 2013, photo, Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz prepares for his at-bat during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arlington, Texas. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Cruz, a free agent, and the Baltimore Orioles have reached agreement on a one-year contract. The person spoke Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, on condition of anonymity because the contract was not complete. Cruz will earn about $8.5 million, and can make more in performance bonuses. Other media outlets had reported a deal was in place. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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FILE - In this July 21, 2013 file photo, Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz walks in the dugout during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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American League’s Nelson Cruz, of the Texas Rangers, is out at second as National League’s Matt Carpenter, of the St. Louis Cardinals, turns a double play on a ball hit by Edwin Encarnacion during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas' Nelson Cruz clubbed six home runs and collected 13 RBI against Detroit in earning ALCS MVP honors. (Associated Press)

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The Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz reacts after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at Game 6 of baseball's American League championship series Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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The Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz holds the ALCS MVP trophy after hitting six home runs and driving in 13 runs (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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The Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz jumps on the crowd after winning baseball's American League championship series 15-5 at Game 6 against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz, center, and teammates celebrate after he hit a grand slam home run in the 11th inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League championship series to beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz hits a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during Game 1 of baseball's American League championship series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli, right, congratulates Nelson Cruz, as Leonys Martin (27) congratulates Josh Hamilton,left, at the end of Game 3 of baseball's American League division series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday Oct. 2011 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rangers won 4-3 to lead the series 2-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)