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Rangers reinstate OF Nelson Cruz and RHP Darren O'Day from 15-day disabled list09/13/2011 4:49 PM ET
Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has reinstated outfielder Nelson Cruz (#17) and right-handed pitcher Darren O'Day (#56) from the 15-day disabled list. Both players will be active for tonight's series opener with Cleveland.
Cruz was placed on the disabled list on August 30, retroactive to August 29, with a left hamstring strain. Cruz sustained his hamstring injury during a 6th-inning double in the game on August 28 vs. LA of Anaheim and was lifted for a pinch-runner. This is the first date he is eligible to return to the active roster. He has batted .270 with 28 home runs and 84 RBI in 113 games for Texas this season. Despite missing two weeks, Cruz still ranks among American League leaders in slugging percentage (7th, .531) and home runs (T7th, 28), and his .342 average with runners in scoring position ranks 7th in the league. This was his second disabled list stint in 2011 and fifth in the past two seasons, all with leg injuries, including four hamstring-related stints.
O'Day was also placed on the disabled list August 30, retroactive to August 25, with right shoulder inflammation. He is in his third stint with the club after being recalled on August 24, the others from Opening Day-July 13 and Aug. 6-9. He spent over two months on the disabled list from April 27-July 1 for surgery to repair a partial tear of the labrum in his left hip. O'Day has gone 0-1 with a 5.93 ERA (9 ER/13.2 IP) in 13 relief appearances for Texas this season.
With these moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster, including 33 players on the active roster.
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