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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Lineups: Nelson Cruz back from illness

By David Collier

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is back in the lineup today after being left out the last three days with an illness.

"I was only gone two days, but it felt like a week," Cruz said. "I was happy to be with the team, and I'm ready to do whatever it takes to help them out. I've been doing everything [to get ready]."

Michael Young is in the field with Ian Kinsler in as the designated hitter. The lineups:

DH Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
CF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
2B Michael Young
RF Nelson Cruz
LF David Murphy
C Mike Napoli
1B Mitch Moreland

CF Chris Young
SS Willie Bloomquist
RF Justin Upton
C Miguel Montero
1B Lyle Overbay
DH Jason Kubel
2B Aaron Hill
3B Ryan Roberts
LF Gerardo Parra