Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Scratched from Monday's lineup

Cruz (illness) was scratched from the lineup prior to Monday's game against the White Sox, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Cruz was able to participate in batting practice prior to Monday's game and had been expected to serve as Seattle's DH. However, it appears that his illness may have still been giving him some troubles as the team decided to deploy Mike Ford as its designated hitter. Consider Cruz day-to-day as a result of the illness.

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