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Tampa Bay Rays slugger Nelson Cruz (foot) scratched vs. New York Yankees

Jul 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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