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Cruz gets another day before starting rehab

Cruz gets another day before starting rehab

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have decided to wait one day before outfielder Nelson Cruz goes on medical rehabilitation assignment.

Cruz has been sidelined since April 27 with a strained right hamstring muscle and tested it with extensive running on the basepaths before Sunday's game against the Royals.

The Rangers decided to have Cruz undergo treatment on Monday at the Ballpark and Arlington and then join Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The Rangers want Cruz to play two games at Oklahoma City on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Rangers could activate him on Thursday for the day game against the Athletics or they may wait until Friday when they open a three-game series against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Cruz was hitting .323 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs in 19 games before going down with an injury.

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