Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Nelson Cruz says quad isn't too tight
By Richard Durrett
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz felt some tightness in his left quad muscle and left Monday's game in the seventh inning. He said after the game that he took the sleeve off the quad in the clubhouse and the training staff put him through a battery of tests and couldn't really find a tight spot.
"After I took the sleeve off, I really couldn't feel anything," Cruz said.
Cruz said it wasn't as bad as what he felt in Toronto in late July. That tightness forced him to miss a few games. The plan is that he'll come to the park Tuesday and go through his normal routine to see if he feels anything.
"I told Wash that I wanted to check on it," Cruz said. "We were up by six runs and I didn't think the team needed me right then. I didn't want to take any chances. I felt it during the game."
Cruz was on the disabled list earlier this season because of a right quad strain. This one is in his left. Manager Ron Washington said the club would see how Cruz feels tomorrow before deciding anything.