The Texas Rangers have placed slugging outfielder Nelson Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps.
The move made Saturday is retroactive to Wednesday. The Ranger recalled 27-year-old outfielder Craig Gentry from Triple-A Round Rock.
Cruz was batting .219 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs in 30 games before leaving the seventh inning of Tuesday's game in Seattle with a tight quad. This is his first DL sting of the year but his fourth since the start of last season. His three stints last season resulted from hamstring injuries.
Gentry was batting .239 with a .337 on-base percentage with four doubles, nine RBIs, 11 walks and four steals in 25 games at Round Rock.