Nelson Cruz jokingly feigns mound charge after being hit by pitch

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 30: Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) in the batting cage during batting practice before a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, on June 30, 2017, played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA.(Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)
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Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was hit in the hip by a pitch from Chicago White Sox left-hander Derek Holland on Sunday afternoon. It clearly wasn’t intentional, and Cruz knew that.

That’s when Cruz decided to joke around with Holland.

Check out the smiles on the faces of both Cruz and Holland after the fact.

Cool stuff.

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