Cruz (forearm) started at designated hitter in a loss to the Tigers on Sunday and went 0-for-2 with a walk.

After sitting out the last two games with forearm soreness stemming from being plunked by a pitch Thursday against the Tigers, Cruz returned for the series finale and logged three plate appearances before being pinch run for by Kevin Kiermaier (illness). Cruz remains mired in a brief but undeniable funk, as he's now hit .067 (1-for-18) with five strikeouts over his last five games.

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