Cruz did not comment on the possible suspension he faces from MLB or when he expects a ruling on the suspension. He remained consistent with his comments earlier this week that he has not made any decision on whether he will accept or appeal any suspension handed down by MLB.
"I haven't made any decisions yet," Cruz said. "I'll let you know when I've made a decision."
Cruz was 5-of-9 with a home run and three walks on the homestand before Thursday's game, and he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before exiting, as a precautionary measure, with tightness in his left quad.
He had hit safely in three straight games, including a solo home run in the second inning Wednesday against the Angels. The Rangers entered Thursday's game against the D-backs just four games behind the A's for first place in the American League West.
"It's tough," Cruz said on the situation. "We're in a good situation now. We're close to first place and close to the Wild Card also. Hopefully everything plays out well. That's what I hope."
Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.