Rangers activate Cruz, demote Moscoso
The Rangers activated outfielder Nelson Cruz from the 15-day disabled list. Relief pitcher Guillermo Mosocoso has been optioned to the Minor Leagues to make room on the 25-man roster.
Cruz is in the Rangers’ lineup on Thursday against the Twins batting sixth.
The move gives the Rangers a six-man outfield with only one backup infielder, Omar Vizquel. Andruw Jones has been taking plenty of work at first base and may see playing time there this weekend against the Rays’ left-handed starting pitchers.