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Houston Chronicle Mar 13, 2015

After demotion, Astros want pitcher Luis Cruz to work on offspeed stuff

VIERA, Fla. – Astros lefthanded pitcher Luis Cruz was asked to work on his curveball Friday after he was optioned to minor-league camp Friday morning. “They want me to improve with my breaking ball, my curveball,” he said. “They want me to throw it more for strikes and to calm down.” Cruz gave up one […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 1, 2015

Swollen left hand keeps Cruz from live batting practice

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lefthanded pitcher Luis Cruz, who injured his pitching hand trying to field a grounder Friday, noticed progress although he was limited to long toss because of his swollen hand. The injury kept Cruz from throwing his previously scheduled live batting practice session. “We’ll sort of keep evaluating him,” manager A.J. Hinch said […]
Houston Chronicle Feb 28, 2015

Swelling forces Luis Cruz to take Saturday off

Lefthander Luis Cruz’s pitching hand was still heavily swollen a day after he jammed his hand while trying to field a grounder during pitchers’ fielding practice. Cruz took Saturday off from throwing, but he’s optimistic about being ready to play catch Sunday. “It feels better, but it’s still swollen a lot,” he said. “Hopefully I […]

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