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Nelson Cruz day-to-day with sore right Achilles tendon

Jun 10, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

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Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz made an early exit from Saturday’s loss to the Giants after experiencing soreness in his right Achilles tendon. It’s not thought to be a serious issue, but the 31-year-old slugger is not in the starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale.

According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Cruz believes the discomfort was brought on by a new pair of cleats that he began wearing at the start of last week’s four-game set in Oakland. He switched back to his old spikes in time for Saturday’s game but the damage had apparently already been done.

David Murphy is playing right field, Josh Hamilton is playing left field and Craig Gentry will handle center on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco. Cruz is batting .258/.312/.428 with eight home runs, 15 doubles and 36 RBI in 59 games this season. He should return Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.

  1. mybrunoblog - Jun 10, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    We are all just day to day.

  2. ezthinking - Jun 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Annual DL trip coming.

  3. billymc75 - Jun 10, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    That’s why hopefully they sign Napoli over Cruz, Cruz is a modern day Vlad, swings at everything that’s pitched his way.

    • db105 - Jun 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

      Constantly hurt too.

  4. db105 - Jun 11, 2012 at 3:12 AM

    Oh Nelly!

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