Baldelli acknowledged that Cruz, who has sat out the team's past two games, is still less than 100 percent while he battles a sore left knee, but the 40-year-old will play through the injury for a Twins lineup that's already missing several key players. Before exiting the lineup with the knee injury, Cruz hadn't hit a home run in any of his last 12 games.
Twins' Nelson Cruz: Rejoining lineup
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