The Texas Rangers have promoted two infielders from Double-A Frisco in place of the veteran second basemen who have shared that role.
A minor league pitcher for the Texas Rangers has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
The Rangers have purchased the contract of right-hander Nick Martinez from Double-A Frisco and optioned reliever Daniel McCutchen to the Texas League club.
The Rangers have changed managers for their top three minor league teams, with former major league third baseman Steve Buechele moving up to Triple-A Round Rock from Double-A Frisco.
Yu Darvish struck out five batters over four scoreless innings in his first game in Texas, leading the Rangers to a 6-1 victory against Double-A Frisco.
Though the Rangers had anticipated Cruz possibly being activated from the disabled list on Friday, he will instead go to Triple-A Round Rock.