AP sources: Padres, Nelson Cruz agree to 1-year, $1M deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the deal say veteran slugger Nelson Cruz has agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical and had not been completed. The right-handed-hitting Cruz, who turns 43 on July 1, is expected to platoon at DH with 37-year-old lefty hitter Matt Carpenter, who signed a one-year deal with the Padres last month. Cruz has 459 home runs in 18 big league seasons.

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