ARLINGTON (AP) – Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz left Sunday night’s game because of a strained left hamstring.
Cruz, who has a history of hamstring and quadriceps problems, got hurt when running out a double in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels. Cruz was reaching to the back of his left leg by time he got to second base.
Manager Ron Washington immediately came out of the dugout, and Cruz was already walking that way before the manager even got to him.
Cruz missed 51 games last year because of three separate stints on the disabled list with issues to both hamstrings. He was on the DL for 17 games earlier this season because of a strained right quadriceps muscle.
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