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Cruz's hamstring feels much better

Cruz's hamstring feels much better

MIAMI -- Outfielder Nelson Cruz, sidelined with a torn left hamstring muscle, is getting closer to returning from the disabled list, but the Rangers still want to see more.

Cruz went through a heavy workout on Tuesday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium, running the bases, taking batting practice and shagging fly balls. Afterward, he said the workout went really well and there was no pain in his leg.

"It was like it never happened," Cruz said. "I didn't feel it. When I went to get treatment, I couldn't remember which leg was hurt."

Cruz could go to Triple-A Oklahoma City on a rehab assignment this weekend and be activated next Tuesday against the Pirates. But the Rangers want him to go through another heavy workout Wednesday just to make sure everything is good.

"If that goes well, we'll make a decision," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "If we need to give him extra days, we will. We want to be 100 percent sure on this one.

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