Report: Blue Jays a possibility to acquire all-star Nelson Cruz

MLB Insider Jim Bowden discusses if Nelson Cruz is a fit for the Toronto Blue Jays and if Taylor Rogers should be included in a potential deal.

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics are among the possible trading spots for Minnesota Twins all-star slugger Nelson Cruz, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman

Cruz, 41, is fresh off being named the Twins' lone representative for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game at Denver's Coors Field on July 13. It's the seventh all-star nod for Cruz, who is slashing .304/.377/.562 with 18 home runs and 45 RBIs.

The veteran-laden Twins, who sit last in the AL Central Division at 35-50, seem poised to be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline and the 41-year-old designated hitter — who's on a one-year, $13-million contract — could help them land some assets in a rebuild.

Cruz, meanwhile, could make an already explosive Blue Jays lineup, which boasts four all-stars and is second in MLB with a .784 OPS, even more potent as the club looks to secure a second-straight playoff berth.

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