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Nelson Cruz cleared for baseball activities after hospital visit for chest discomfort

Mar 1, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Good news, as Cruz checked out fine and has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

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Nelson Cruz left Rangers camp this morning and went to the hospital after experiencing “discomfort” in his chest.

Ron Matejko of ESPN Dallas reports that team doctors initially diagnosed Cruz with a muscle strain before sending him to the hospital, with assistant general manager Thad Levine saying: “We want to make sure we can rule things out before we define what it is.”

Cruz was named in the Biogenesis clinic records shortly before arriving at Rangers camp and is slated to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic beginning next week.

  1. vallewho - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    PED pain

  2. elwaysmilehighdenver - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Bad case of ROID CRAMPS.

  3. Gobias Industries - Mar 1, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I hope no one makes a lame steroid joke…oh, never mind.

  4. cowboys8819 - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Good news we need him!

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