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Seattle Mariners sign Nelson Cruz for 4-year, $57 million deal, reports say

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

Veteran outfielder Nelson Cruz has reportedly agreed to a multiyear $57 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, according to various media outlets.

Dominican newspaper El Caribe first reported the two sides agreed on a four-year deal that also includes a $1 million signing bonus.

Cruz previously played with the Milwaukee Brewers (eight games in 2005) and the Texas Rangers between 2006 and 2013. He signed a one-year, $8 million free-agent deal with the Baltimore Orioles earlier this year after his 50-game suspension for his involvement in a steroids scandal involving the now-defunct Miami clinic Biogenesis.

With the Baltimore Orioles last season, Cruz, 34, led the majors with 40 home runs and finished third in the American League with 108 RBIs.

In nine MLB seasons, the three-time All-Star, is a .268 hitter with 197 home runs and 597 RBI.

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Cruz was nine among players given immunity – among them New York Yankees’ player Alex Rodriguez – in the Biogenesis scandal.

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