There’s nothing like an off-day with good news, right? Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz was placed on the Injured List last week with a left wrist strain. The injury, which is the same wrist that he hurt earlier this season, happened mid-at-bat after Cruz took a swing in the fourth inning on Thursday against the Cleveland Baseball Club.
Boomstick flew out to New York to get an evaluation of his wrist, which, before he was evaluated by a doctor in New York, was determined to be a ruptured tendon. According to multiple reports today, the team announced that the doctor determined that no surgery is needed. Cruz will resume baseball activities to get in shape for coming off of the IL once he re-joins the team in Milwaukee. He’ll miss the road series with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers as he’s eligible to come off the IL when the Twins land back in Minneapolis next Monday for a series against the Chicago White Sox.
Boomstick is a big part of the club this year, both at the plate and in the clubhouse. He is en route to make the 40-homer plateau this year (NO JINX NO JINX NO JINX), as he’s tied atop the team leaderboard with Max Kepler with 32 bombas this year. His slash line is .294/.384/.650 (1.035), notching 76 RBI and legging out 19 doubles.