• by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Yankees release Luis Cruz

    The Yankees have released infielder Luis Cruz . Cruz was designated for assignment Friday. He had hit .145/.190/.179 in 173 at-bats. Cruz hasn't appeared in a game since late July. He has been on the disabled list with a tweaked knee.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Yankees designate Luis Cruz for assignment

    The Yankees have designated Luis Cruz for assisgnment, MLB.com reports. Cruz hit .145/.190/.179 this season between the Yankees and the Dodgers with one home run in 173 at-bats.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Yankees place Luis Cruz on disabled list

    The Yankees have placed third baseman Luis Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain, ESPN New York reports. It's unclear how long Cruz will be out, but he hit .182 with a .424 OPs in 16 games and is no guarantee to return to the Yankees when healthy.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Luis Cruz headed to DL

    Yankees third baseman Luis Cruz said Tuesday that the New York medical staff told him he damaged his MCL, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. Cruz was wearing a bulky brace following the win over the Rangers. He expects to go on the disabled list.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Luis Cruz dealing with soreness

    Yankees third baseman Luis Cruz, who was not in the lineup Tuesday in Texas, landed hard after diving to make a play Monday, the Journal News reports. Cruz is unlikely to be available for Tuesday's game, according to manager Joe Girardi. "He's sore today," Girardi said. "We'll continue to evaluate him day by day and see what we think, but he's a little sore today." Cruz, the everyday 3B with Alex Rodriguez and Kevin Youkilis injured, has hit .145 over 173 at-bats with a homer and 11 RBI on the year. He's hitting .182 with five RBI since joining the Yankees over 55 at-bats.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Luis Cruz becomes Yankees' everyday third baseman

    Infielder Luis Cruz will become the Yankees' everyday third baseman for now, ESPN New York reports. This arrangement is only likely to last for the next two weeks or so as Alex Rodriguez is on rehab, but Cruz will get full-time at-bats over the likes of Alberto Gonzalez until then. In 50 games between the Yankees and Dodgers, Cruz is hitting only .140/.181/.184.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Yankees sign infielder Luis Cruz

    The Yankees signed free agent third baseman Luis Cruz, CBS Sports Senior Baseball Writer Danny Knobler repots Wednesday. Cruz joins the team with Jayson Nix landing on the disabled list Wednesday. The 29-year-old Cruz last played with the Dodgers this season over 45 games. He hit just .127 with six RBI and 20 strikeouts.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Luis Cruz opts for free agency

    Dodgers infielder Luis Cruz declined his assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque and became a free agent Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Cruz was designated for assignment Friday after hitting .127 with a .344 OPS in 118 at-bats this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers designated Luis Cruz for assignment

    The Dodgers designated infielder Luis Cruz for assignment Friday, learing a 25-man roster spot for outfielder Scott Van Slyke's return from the disabled list. One season after surprisingly putting up a quality .297/.322/.431 line in 283 at-bats, Cruz has hit .127/.175/.169 with one home run and six RBI in 118 at-bats.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Luis Cruz back in action

    Dodgers infielder Luis Cruz made his first appearance since May 17 on Monday night against the Angels. Cruz had a productive night as he finished 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored in an 8-7 victory. He is hitting .105 with two RBI in 76 at-bats.