Injuries: Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus feel fine

March, 30, 2012
3/30/12
4:30
PM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and shortstop Elvis Andrus are both back in the lineup for tonight's game against the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Cruz missed Thursday's game after being hit in the hand by a pitch in the third inning on Wednesday. He iced the hand that night and was able to swing a bat on Thursday and felt good.

Andrus was held out yesterday as a precaution, though he said his tight hip flexor muscle wouldn't have kept him from playing in the regular season. He participated in all of the drills on Thursday and said he was ready to go.

Expect most of the starters to play nine innings tonight as the Rangers start to get into regular-season mode. The expections will probably be Mike Napoli, who starts at catcher for the second consecutive game, and possibly some of the outfielders so that Julio Borbon can get some time out there.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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