The Pirates GM said he expects the propsect to be with the team in 2021 Spring Training.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington believes that Oneil Cruz will be with the team for Spring Training in 2021.

According to a report for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sports’ Jason Mackey, Cherington says there’s no information that leads him to believe Cruz won’t be a full participant in Spring Training 2021.

It was learned on September 23 that Cruz had been driving while under the influence when he struck a motorcycle, killing three people.

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Cruz has been cooperative with authorities and appeared before a judge last week.