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Nelson Cruz (ill) out vs. D-backs

Updated: June 12, 2012, 6:28 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was sent home Tuesday after arriving in the clubhouse not feeling well.

"He came in looking really bad," manager Ron Washington said. "We don't need anything else in there. He came in early and no one was here. We thought it best to send him home."

Right fielder David Murphy will bat sixth in Cruz's absence and Craig Gentry will start in center field and bat ninth Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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