I’m a U.S. Citizen!!
… Time to Vote!!
10/15/2018 1:12 PM PDT
Nelson Cruz is officially a United States citizen … and he’s already itchin’ to hit the voting booths!!
The Seattle Mariners superstar announced the big news by posing with his new American flag on Instagram Monday morning … saying “Mission accomplished. Next stop: Registering to vote.”
The 38-year-old grew up in the Dominican Republic, and has been playing in the MLB since 2005.
U.S. citizenship is becoming a trend with the Mariners — Cruz’s teammate Felix Hernandez (from Venezuela) just got his citizenship last month and was stoked about it!
“It means a lot,” Hernandez told the Seattle Times … “Now, I am proud to be an American. Just happy, and so proud to be an American.”
BONUS — check out Cruz’s stars and stripes kicks … talk about swaggy AND patriotic.