The Texas Rangers have placed right fielder Nelson Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The Rangers made the move Tuesday, a day after Cruz aggravated the injury while racing home from third base on a wild pitch in the fifth inning of an 8-6 loss to Detroit.
Cruz has been bothered by the sore hamstring for a week. He left games early three times last week, missed the start in another game and was relegated to DH duty once. He was replaced by David Murphy in the sixth inning Monday night. Cruz is hitting .328 and is second in the majors with seven home runs. He has 17 RBIs.