Cruz expected out with hamstring injury

BY foxsports • August 29, 2011

Texas slugger Nelson Cruz is expected to miss about three weeks with another hamstring injury.

The AL West-leading Rangers said an MRI on Monday revealed a grade 1 strain of Cruz's left hamstring. The right fielder will get an injection from team physician Dr. Keith Meister that is intended to stimulate the healing process.

Cruz got hurt when running out a double in Sunday night's 9-5 victory over the chasing Los Angeles Angles.

Cruz missed 51 games last season because of three stints on the disabled list with issues with both hamstrings. He was on the DL for 17 games earlier this year because of a strained right quadriceps muscle.

In 113 games this season, Cruz is hitting .270 with a team-leading 28 home runs and 84 RBIs.

The Rangers were off Monday, but were expected to add another outfielder before Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay. The addition could be Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin from Triple-A Round Rock.



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