Cruz In The Mix At Shortstop

Many observers assumed that Brian Bixler would be the natural successor to Jack Wilson at shortstop for the Pirates when Wilson is at some point traded and the rumor mill indicates he will be on the block.
October 20, 2008

San Antonio Missions Player of the Year

A no-brainer. Rather than make this a mockery by dragging it out, let's just settle the score now. Chase Headley has been named Player of the Year in San Antonio. There. Now we can get to the rest of the meat and potatoes.
October 19, 2007

San Antonio, Lake Elsinore playoff thrillers

San Antonio wins a thriller, as Luis Cruz comes through in the ninth with the big hit. We spoke with Josh Geer, Drew Macias and Cruz after the game. Lake Elsinore tied it up in the top of the ninth – leading to another exciting playoff game – and the bullpen threw six scoreless until the game was decided in the 14th. Eugene loses the finale but gets a few pieces of good news.
September 5, 2007

Padres Pulse: Falling stock

Everyone suffers through the doldrums of a slump, and these prospects have seen that slump carry through much of the year. Here is a list of prospects that have seen their stock take a hit through two-plus months.
June 24, 2007

Demotions and promotions

The San Diego Padres juggled some prospects around within their minor league system on Friday, demoting shortstops Luis Cruz and Juan Ciriaco, promoting Ray Chang to Portland from Lake Elsinore and promoting Frank Brooks from Double-A to Triple-A.
May 25, 2007