Nelson Cruz expected to miss 3 weeks
|Nolan Ryan dishes on whether the Rangers are shopping for another bat now that Nelson Cruz is on the DL. |
Cruz injured the hamstring as he rounded first base on a double to lead off the sixth inning. Cruz pulled up a few steps past the first-base bag and grimaced. He was taken out of the game and went to the clubhouse for treatment.
Cruz had three separate stints on the disabled list last season with hamstring strains, two of them on the left side. He missed 51 games because of them. He was on the DL for a few weeks in May of this season with a strained right quadriceps muscle.
Leonys Martin is the likely possibility to replace him internally.
"He's certainly one that will get consideration," Ryan said on Galloway & Company on Monday afternoon.
Martin has hit .263 with no homers and 17 RBIs in 40 games (175 at-bats) for Triple-A Round Rock. He has hit a combined .295 with 19 stolen bases (and has been caught 11 times) in Arizona, Frisco and Round Rock this season. Martin signed a five-year deal worth $15.5 million with a $5 million signing bonus in May.
Story to come.
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