Newly acquired Tampa Bay Rays slugger Nelson Cruz was a late scratch from Wednesday’s game against the visiting New York Yankees due to a bruised left foot.
Cruz was in the original lineup and the revised lineup moved Austin Meadows to designated hitter.
Cruz fouled a ball off his foot in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss. X-rays were negative and Cruz was undergoing treatment.
The Rays acquired Cruz on Thursday from the Minnesota Twins and he is 2-for-16 in four games with both hits being homers. This season, Cruz is batting .285 with 21 homers and 52 RBIs in 89 games.
–Field Level Media