Nelson Cruz placed on injured list with wrist strain

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