Nelson Cruz

#23 DH / Tampa Bay Rays / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 41 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Expected back Sunday

    Nelson Cruz is expected to be back in the lineup Sunday against Miami, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports.He dealt with an illness earlier this week and lost some weight while he was sick, but he returned to action Friday. Cruz is no longer ill, but he was held out of Saturday's lineup to rest and recover.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Out of Saturday's lineup

    Nelson Cruz is not in Saturday's lineup against the Marlins, Neil Solondz of the Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network reports.He dealt with an illness earlier in the week but returned to action Friday. Austin Meadows will start at designated hitter and bat cleanup.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Good to go Friday

    Nelson Cruz (illness) is batting cleanup as the designated hitter Friday against the Marlins, Neil Solondz of the Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network reports.The veteran slugger sat out Wednesday due to an illness, but he'll rejoin the lineup following Thursday's scheduled off day. Cruz got off to a hot start in September but is 2-for-19 with zero extra-base hits in his past six games.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Battling illness

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said Nelson Cruz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to an illness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Cash added that Cruz will be available off the bench in a pinch-hitting capacity, so the 41-year-old is presumably on track to rejoin the lineup following Thursday's off day. Austin Meadows will handle designated hitter duties Wednesday in Cruz's stead.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Remains out of lineup

    Nelson Cruz isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Neil Solondz of the Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network reports.Cruz has gone just 1-for-12 with a walk and five strikeouts across his last four appearances, and he'll be out of the lineup for the fourth time in the last six games. Austin Meadows will serve as the designated hitter while Manuel Margot starts in right field.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Day off Tuesday

    Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against Toronto, Neil Solondz of the Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network reports.The veteran slugger will get a rest after going 1-for-6 with a walk during the past two games. Cruz missed two games last week with a forearm injury, so it isn't at all surprising that the Rays are looking to keep the 41-year-old fresh as Tampa Bay prepares for its postseason run. Austin Meadows will serve as the DH on Tuesday.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Walks in return to lineup

    Nelson 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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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Good to go Sunday

    Nelson Cruz (forearm) is batting third as the designated hitter Sunday versus the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Cruz sat out the past two games after exiting Thursday's contest due to a hit-by-pitch, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Sunday's series finale. The veteran slugger is 1-for-13 in his last four contests and will attempt to get back on track against Detroit righty Wily Peralta.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Remains sidelined

    Nelson Cruz (forearm) remains on the bench Saturday against the Tigers.Cruz exited Thursday's series opener after getting hit in the arm by a pitch. He didn't appear in Friday's contest, though manager Kevin Cash said he was available off the bench. He'll presumably be available again in a similar capacity Saturday, but the Tampa Bay Rays evidently feel no rush to get him back in the lineup given their 8.5-game lead in the American League East. Jordan Luplow will be the designated hitter Saturday.

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    Rays' Nelson Cruz: Sitting Friday, as expected

    Nelson Cruz (forearm) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Cruz was hit by a pitch on the forearm Thursday and isn't in the lineup Friday, though manager Kevin Cash previously indicated the slugger will be "fully available" off the bench. The 41-year-old also started the previous 17 games, so it's a good time for a day off for the veteran regardless of the injury.

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