Twins activate All-Star Nelson Cruz from injured list

Aug 5, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) hits a single in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins will get some pop back into the lineup as they look to win the AL Central and break the single-season home run mark.

Minnesota announced on Monday that it has activated six-time All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz off the injured list.

Cruz, 39, has missed the past week-plus after suffering a wrist injury back on August 8. Prior to that, the veteran was just clobbering the baseball.

Over the course of his previous 18 games, Cruz has hit .391 with a whopping 14 homers and 28 RBI. He’s belted 32 homers and driven in 76 runs thus far this season.

The Twins head into this week’s action at 76-48 and 2.5 games ahead of the surging Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. Getting Cruz back will be a nice little jolt.