Rangers get good news on Cruz chest tests

Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, who was sent to a Surprise, Ariz.,
hospital Friday morning, came through a series of tests on his chests
without any issues as all the results were
negative.

Cruz was released from Del Webb Medical
Center following a stress test. He’s expected to resume
baseball activities as early as Saturday.

Cruz was sent
to the hospital as a precaution as the team was trying to rule out
anything other than a muscle problem.

Texas
general manager Jon Daniels was relieved with the news. He said the
team decided to be cautious because any time something involves the
chest or heart, it’s better to play it safe.

Cruz,
whose name surfaced as part of a performance-enhancing drug scandal in
Miami, was scheduled to play for the Dominican Republic in the World
Baseball Classic. Daniels said no decision has been made on whether or
not Cruz will still play in the WBC.

Cruz homered in
his first at-bat this spring in an intrasquad game. In five spring
games, he’s hitting .214 with a home run and five
RBIs.