NEW YORK -- Rangers manager Ron Washington decided to give Nelson Cruz the day off on Thursday. Cruz is 0-for-18 with 10 strikeouts in his last five games.
"I think he's searching and I certainly don't want him to go off the deep end," Washington said. "So I just wanted to give him a day. He can get in the cages with [Scott] Coolbaugh and work some things out. It looks like he needs to get away from it for a day."
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF David Murphy
CF Endy Chavez
LHP C.J. Wilson is on the mound.