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Rays slugger Nelson Cruz wins MLB’s Roberto Clemente Award

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Rays slugger Nelson Cruz wins MLB’s Roberto Clemente Award

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Seven-time MLB All-Star Nelson Cruz will be this year’s recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his work both on and off the baseball diamond. (h/t ESPN)

Cruz is the 50th recipient of the honor, which is given annually to a player who exudes a mix of both on-field sportsmanship and off-field philanthropy and community outreach. Each season, one player from each team is nominated, with Cruz being selected by the Minnesota Twins prior to being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 41-year-old veteran has been instrumental in giving back to his native Dominican Republic for many years and added to that this past year by sending financial aid to his home country during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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