Nelson Cruz batting 6th vs. Rays

Updated: September 30, 2013, 6:28 PM ET
By Todd Wills | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The suspense, what little there was, is over, as Nelson Cruz will bat sixth and be the designated hitter for the Texas Rangers in Monday night's American League wild-card tiebreaker game.

Cruz was reinstated from the restricted list and activated before Monday's game. Outfielder Joey Butler was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Asked Sunday in a news conference if he would be in the lineup, Cruz replied, "I think so." He was correct.

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