Trei Cruz is playing his first minor-league season in 2021 in the Detroit Tigers organization. He was the third-round pick of the Tigers in 2020 out of Rice University. With the pandemic in the 2020 season cancelling the minor-league season, he played in an independent league.
If Trei winds up getting to the majors, his family would become one of the rare three-generation families in baseball history. His father is Jose Cruz Jr., who played in the majors from 1997 to 2008. His grandfather is Jose Cruz Sr., who played in the majors from 1970 to 1988.
The other three-generation families include the Bells, Boones, Stephensons, Hairstons, and Schofield/Werths.
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