MLB World Reacts To Absurd Oneil Cruz Throw

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By Andrew Gould Oneil Cruz has finally arrived. The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted the shortstop on Monday, and he’s instantly made his mark. During the third inning, Cruz fired a 96.7-mph laser to first base to retire Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. It was the hardest throw by an infielder all season. Not even Pittsburgh’s starting pitcher, JT Brubaker, has thrown a pitch at a faster velocity this season. While Cruz’s raw power was never in question, onlookers were in awe over his defensive feat. Cruz wasn’t done either. He also recorded Pittsburgh’s highest exit velocity of the season -…

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