Aug 25, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT
He’s coming back … again.
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, on the disabled list for a third time this season with a hamstring injury, is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday at Double-A Frisco. This according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas.
Cruz will play four games with Frisco and then rejoin the Rangers on Monday, the first day he’s eligible, in Kansas City.
The slugger has hit .320/.381/.587 this season, but a run of hamstring injuries has limited him to 281 at-bats and 77 games. Still, he has 16 home runs and 64 RBI.
The Rangers currently own an eight-game lead in the American League West and appear likely to lock up a spot in the postseason for the first time since 1999. Having Cruz back in the lineup and healthy will obviously help that cause.
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