Any offensive production Cruz adds would be negated by his poor defensive abilities, especially when the defensively superb David Lough could be in left field. If it were up to me, Cruz wouldn't even be considered an outfielder. He came here to hit, and that's what he'll do. Baltimore has plenty of outfield depth; Cruz doesn't have to play an inning in the field. Stay healthy, stay clean, burn your glove, and do what you do best, Cruz. Play 150 games, put up an .800 OPS, and a 2.0 WAR/fWAR. With Cruz in and Colvin out(although he was never in), I now see the outfield depth chart as;
David Lough, Adam Jones, Nick Markakis, Nolan Reimold(no options), Steve Pearce(no options), Kyeong Kang, Julio Borbon, Xavier Paul, Francisco Peguero(no options), Chih-Hsien Chiang, Quintin Berry, Dariel Alvarez, Steve Bumbry, Ronald Bermudez, Glynn Davis, Trent Mummey, Johnny Ruettiger, Brenden Webb, Tucker Nathans. I'll also include Nelson Cruz and Delmon Young, even though I hope to never see them with a glove on.