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Nelson Cruz placed on injured list with wrist strain

It's the second time Cruz has missed time because of the injury.
Nelson Cruz

The Twins announced Friday that power hitter Nelson Cruz has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist. 

Cruz left Thursday's game against the Indians during his second at-bat, when he grimaced in pain after swinging and missing at a pitch from Cleveland's Mike Clevinger. The Twins immediately took him out of the game and announced that he was day-to-day pending further tests. 

It's the same wrist injury that sidelined Cruz for 15 games in May. 

For the Twins, it's a massive loss in the heart of the batting order. Cruz leads the majors with 16 home runs since the All-Star break, including a mind-boggling 13 in his last 15 games. He leads the Twins with 32 homers this season. 

Right-handed reliever Cody Stashak has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill Cruz's spot on the roster. 

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