Nelson Cruz

#23 DH / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 15YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 38 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Hits in batting cage

      Nelson Cruz (wrist) took batting practice in the cage Tuesday and is expected to be activated from the injured list this weekend, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Cruz landed on the 10-day IL late last week but it doesn't appear as though it will be a long absence. The veteran slugger is eligible to be activated Friday, but the Minnesota Twins could wait an extra day or two before returning him to the active roster.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Moves to injured list

      Nelson Cruz (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.Cruz has been held out of the lineup since exiting Sunday's game, though he did undergo an MRI early in the week that came back clean. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, so the veteran slugger could be activated next weekend if he's fully recovered. Luis Arraez was called up from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Remains out Thursday

      Nelson Cruz (wrist) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.Cruz is still nursing a left wrist injury and will stick on the bench for a fourth consecutive game as a result. In his absence, C.J. Cron will start at DH and hit fifth, while Marwin Gonzalez gets a start at first base. It remains to be seen whether the veteran slugger will be available off the bench.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Not starting Wednesday

      Nelson Cruz (wrist) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.Cruz was cleared of any major damage to his left wrist after undergoing an MRI earlier this week, but the injury will nonetheless keep him out of the lineup for the third consecutive day. The slugger took one-handed swings for a second consecutive day Wednesday and reported feeling better, per Dan Hayes of The Athletic, though it remains to be seen if he'll be available in a pinch-hitting capacity off the bench in the series finale.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Remains out Tuesday

      Nelson Cruz (wrist) isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Angels.Cruz wasn't expected to resume swinging a bat until Tuesday at the earliest, so his absence from the starting nine isn't exactly a surprise. He should have a chance to return over the next few days, assuming all goes well.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: MRI comes back clean

      Nelson Cruz's MRI on his left wrist came back clean Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.Cruz doesn't expect to need a trip to the injured list, but he may still be out of the lineup for a few more days. He's not in the lineup Monday and isn't expected to start swinging a bat until Tuesday at the earliest.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Not in Monday's lineup

      Nelson Cruz (wrist) is not starting Monday against the Angels.Cruz's absence is no surprise, as he's undergoing an MRI after leaving Sunday's contest with a left wrist injury. The results of the MRI are not yet known. Mitch Garver will be the designated hitter in his absence Monday.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: MRI scheduled for Monday

      Nelson Cruz will undergo an MRI on his left wrist Monday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Cruz had to exit Sunday's series finale against Detroit with a wrist injury, though the extent of the issue remains unknown. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Exits with wrist injury

      Nelson Cruz was removed from Sunday's game against the Tigers with a left wrist injury, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Cruz unfortunately lost out on an at-bat with runners on second and third as he was pulled for a pinch hitter during the seventh inning. The veteran slugger went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts prior to exiting, and it's unclear how he sustained the injury. Mitch Garver has stepped in at designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

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      Twins' Nelson Cruz: Blasts seventh homer

      Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 6-3 victory over the Yankees on Saturday.Serving as the designated hitter, Cruz hit a deep shot off Jake Barrett in the ninth inning to complete the scoring. Over his last nine games, the 38-year-old is 10-for-28 with four home runs and has raised his batting average to .298.