The Mariners have just signed Slugger Nelson Cruz to a four year $57 million contract. This acquisition gives the Seattle Mariners likely their new DH. He will also serve as right handed protection behind Robinson Cano in the lineup. Nelson Cruz had a 4.7 WAR in 2014 (Baseball-Reference) which means he obviously is a top tier DH. He has a 5.39 NP/O which is almost exactly the 2014 average. His contract is a very fair deal for a player of his caliber. This deal was reported by MLB news at 11:41 on Monday morning. It means that Seattle will sacrifice its first round pick (21st overall) to the Orioles.