The deal with send pitchers Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Nelson Cruz and pitcher Calvin Faucher.
Tampa Bay is adding a certified slugger to their lineup. The team currently finds their with a 2 game lead for the first wild card spot. They are also 1 game behind the Boston Red Sox for the AL East division.
Cruz is hitting over .290, 19 home runs, and over 80 RBI’s.