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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 […]
Houston Chronicle Feb 27, 2015

Astros pitching prospect Luis Cruz jams fingers during fielding practice

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lefthanded starter Luis Cruz jammed his pitching hand’s fingers attempting to field a grounder Friday during pitchers’ fielding practice. Cruz, who spent last season at Class AA Corpus Christi, was sent directly to the trainers’ room to have his hand checked. His left hand was wrapped with ice. He expects to be […]
Houston Chronicle Feb 26, 2015

Astros A to Z: Luis Cruz

Each day the Astros are in Florida for spring training, we will profile a different member of the 40-man roster. Today, we look at Luis Cruz. LUIS CRUZ Position: Pitcher Bats/throws: Left/left Height/weight: 5-9, 203 Opening day age: 24 Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico How acquired: Ninth round, 2008 draft MLB experience: None 2014 recap: […]

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