Rays place DH Nelson Cruz on COVID-19 injured list

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Field Level Media
23 Aug 2021, 02:55 GMT+10

The Tampa Bay Rays placed seasoned slugger Nelson Cruz connected the COVID-19 injured database Sunday.

The squad didn't accidental whether the 41-year-old designated hitter had tested affirmative for the microorganism oregon had been identified arsenic a adjacent contact.

Cruz has batted .198 with 7 location runs and 18 RBIs successful 24 games since the Rays acquired him successful a July 22 commercialized with the Minnesota Twins.

Overall, Cruz is batting .270 with 26 location runs and 68 RBIs successful 109 games this season.

The seven-time All-Star is simply a beingness .277 hitter with 443 location runs and 1,220 RBIs successful 1,851 games with the Milwaukee Brewers (2005), Texas Rangers (2006-13), Baltimore Orioles (2014), Seattle Mariners (2015-18), Twins (2019-21) and Rays.

Right-hander Chris Mazza was recalled from Triple-A Durham successful a corresponding determination up of Sunday's bid finale against the visiting Chicago White Sox.

Mazza, 31, has nary decisions and a 5.57 ERA successful 11 alleviation appearances this play with Tampa Bay.

--Field Level Media

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