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Again? Nelson Cruz pulled with hamstring tightness

Aug 14, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT

According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was lifted from Saturday's game against the Red Sox with tightness in his left hamstring. Hamstring injuries are never good -- minor or not -- but it's even...

According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was lifted from Saturday’s game against the Red Sox with tightness in his left hamstring.

Hamstring injuries are never good — minor or not — but it’s even worse when Cruz is the man ailing.  He’s already spent two extended stints on the disabled list this season with hamstring troubles and could need another trip if a strain is revealed when he is reexamined on Sunday morning.

Cruz has been a monster at the plate this season when healthy and currently boasts a .320/.381/.587 batting line, 16 homers and 64 RBI.  But he’s tallied just 287 at-bats while most other regulars are nearing 450.  With Vladimir Guerrero also struggling at the dish, the Rangers may have to whether a serious storm in the remaining weeks of August.

  1. Knight-of-God - Aug 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    Ranger fans are getting sick of this guy always getting hurt. For me his new name name is Nelson “Cant” Cruz. Or maybe Mr. No Hammy.

  2. Proudly Canadian - Aug 15, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    I rather doubt that you are a Ranger fan and I doubt that Ranger fans are sick of him. He is a tremendous talent. I am sure that Cruz is sick of his ongoing hamstring problems ans will try to treat the problem in the off season.

  3. Proudly Canadian - Aug 15, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Would the Yankees rather have Cruz than Granderson? Would the Red Sox rather have Cruz that Drew? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes. It is time for Mr. “Knight-of God” to grow up.
    The Rays would trade Upton for Cruz in a heartbeat.

  4. Knight-of-God - Aug 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Awww but my friend I didnt say Ranger fans wanted him gone, just sick of him getting hurt. :-)

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