By Tim Heaney on May 8, 2011
OF Craig Gentry has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his spot on the 25-man roster.
Cruz is eligible for activation May 19. He said his leg felt fine Friday, but the Rangers are being cautious, especially given Cruz's recent history of leg maladies. Though on the short end of a platoon, Gentry could serve as short-term help in deep AL-only leagues; his stick isn't noteworthy, but he'll steal at-bats from Mitch Moreland versus lefties.
Cruz's injury allows more playing time for Chris Davis, and although he'll still share first base with Mike Napoli and Michael Young, this is more incentive to take a temporary flier on him in deep mixed leagues and see what develops.