Cruz (foot) is batting third as the designated hitter for Friday's game versus the Pirates, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

The veteran slugger played through a foot injury Wednesday and clubbed two homers before eventually being removed, and he's back in the lineup Friday following a scheduled day off for the Twins. Cruz appears fine for now, but it's worth keeping an eye on his status as he was noticeably bothered by the foot issue Wednesday.

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