During the Dodgers rough 30-42 stretch, third baseman Luis Cruz was fighting things as he was hitting .127 and popped out more than making good contact.
Things came to a head as Juan Uribe was coming on strong and the Dodgers made the tough decision to designate Cruz as he was definitely a fan favorite at Dodger Stadium.
After landing on his feet with the Yankees, Cruz has been on the disabled list since July 23 with a sprained right knee and according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, he’s on the move again:
Mark Reynolds on #Yankees roster, Preston Claiborne optioned to AAA. Luis Cruz DFA to create room on 40 man roster.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 16, 2013
With the Yankees, Cruz continued to struggle as he hit just .182 with five RBIs in 16 games. Getting back Alex Rodriguez was certain to decrease his playing time, but he had been seeing time at short with Derek Jeter sidelined.
Cruz tweeted yesterday that he was starting to take ground balls and if he can prove that he’s healthy, he could latch on with a team down the stretch.
In case you missed it, be sure to find out the latest on Matt Kemp’s ankle injury.