Cruz had missed four straight games due to the wrist strain and said the time of the year was a major factor.
The move makes room on the 40-man roster for right-handed reliever Austin Adams.
The Angels went 3 for 17 with runners in scoring position, leaving 14 men on base.
Our last Athlete of the Week for the winter sports season went over the 1,000 pointn mark over the weekend in just his second varsity season, and was the lone returning starter on an Austin Packers boys basketball team that took home 3rd place at the state tournament.
Birk grew up in St. Paul and says he never could have dreamed of playing for his hometown team, even after the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round.
This week’s Athlete of the Week had 26 points and 12 rebounds in the Section 1AA Championship on Friday night, to lead his team to the state tournament for the 2nd time in the past three seasons.
He’s been a varsity player since he was in 8th grade, and has his team ranked sixth in the state.