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Anyone have any scoop on how Cruz is doing with his tight quad?
Durrett, last night:
"Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz felt some tightness in his left quad muscle and left Monday's game in the seventh inning. He said after the game that he took the sleeve off the quad in the clubhouse and the training staff put him through a battery of tests and couldn't really find a tight spot.
"After I took the sleeve off, I really couldn't feel anything," Cruz said.
Cruz said it wasn't as bad as what he felt in Toronto in late July. That tightness forced him to miss a few games. The plan is that he'll come to the park Tuesday and go through his normal routine to see if he feels anything. "
Note to Nellie: stop trying to beat out infield singles. The reward is not worth the risk.
utb - I concur. verytime I see that hapen I cringe for fear of a Ham String popping!
Seriously? You'd rather see someone dog it (ala Kinsler 80% of the time when running to first) than bust it like Nellie and Josh?
No need to bust it on routine grounder. Even if it gets you a couple extra singles you risk giving up three or four weeks recovering.
Duh Nelly! the stupid sleeve was on too tight... It wasn't your quad after all!
Honestly, I'm all for DHing him tonight, it would be worth it to at least keep him out of the outfield having to run down balls all night with Holland serving up BP.
Ok let's hope that doesn't happen. But seriously, DH him.
Kinsler can dog it and still make it to third on one error throw.
uh oh.Cruz is playing in RF. I am going to be holding my breath this evening and praying for him.
RANGERS 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus LF Josh Hamilton (L) 3B Michael Young RF Nelson Cruz C Mike Napoli 1B Mitch Moreland (L) DH Yorvit Torrealba CF Endy Chavez (L)
I wonder how much 1-on-1 time the players get to spend with the trainers. Quad strain is caused by hamstring over-development in relation to the quads - seems like striking a balance between the amount of leg curls vs. squats would be something elementary to a trainer.
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