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MLB Injury News:
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz came down with a
migraine prior to last night’s contest against the Baltimore Orioles, resulting
in him being scratched from the team’s lineup. The result was an interesting
outfield alignment for the Rangers, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
While Cruz wanted to play through the migraine, manager Ron
Washington told reporters that considering the outfielder’s status and yesterday’s
intense heat he didn’t want to send his slugger out there.
"He wanted to try and wait until game time,"
Washington said. "But I wasn't going to send him out there and have him
get overheated, so I decided to pull him out of the lineup."
Without Cruz, the Rangers were forced to use regular
infielder Jurickson Profar in left field, Craig Gentry – who was just activated
from the disabled list – in center field, and regular center fielder Leonys Martin in right field against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Migraines can certainly be debilitating, and Washington didn’t
comment on Cruz’s status for the remainder of the weekend. However, considering
he was itching to play last night despite the ailment, it would appear there’s
a chance Cruz gets back to it today.
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