Double whammy: Twins use the long ball to sweep away Cardinals
JUN 18, 4:50p ET | Luke Thompson
Rotowire: Apr 13 / 7:35a ET
News: Cruz will return to the Cardinals' 25-man roster for Monday's home opener, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Cruz missed the previous three games due to the birth of his child and will return as Yadier Molina's primary backup. Ed Easley will be optioned back to Triple-A Memphis.
Rotowire: Apr 10 / 9:04a ET
News: Cruz will miss this weekend's series against the Reds so he can be present for the birth of his child, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Ed Easley, who's on the 40-man roster, will be called up to serve as Molina's backup for the three games against the Reds.
StatsLLC: Apr 10 / 12:00a ET
News: Cruz has been placed on paternity leave before the first game in a series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Impact: Manager Mike Matheny expects Cruz to rejoin the team on Monday for the Cardinals' home opener against Milwaukee.