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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Injuries: Mike Adams, Nelson Cruz ready

By Richard Durrett

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said that RHP Mike Adams and OF Nelson Cruz should be ready to go for Opening Day.

Cruz was hit on the left elbow in Tuesday's exhibition game and did not play Wednesday. But he participated in Thursday's workout and should be ready.

Adams was hit in the left calf by a hard line drive right back to the mound. He had a bandage on it and a large bruise. The area was still a little swollen Thursday, but Adams was walking around fine.

"I'm fine, just a little sore," Adams said. "Once I start moving around and loosening up, it's fine. I'm not worried about it."

Adams said he's played catch (and did again on Thursday).

"The biggest thing is being able to cover first if needed," Adams said. "It's something I'll have to pitch through."