Nelson Cruz sustains latest injury for banged-up Mariners

Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Nelson Cruz has joined the Seattle Mariners' growing list of injured players.

Cruz hit a two-hop RBI single to the right-field wall in the first inning against Colorado, then walked slowly to the Mariners' dugout while rubbing his right thigh and slightly favoring the leg. He was replaced by pinch runner Daniel Vogelbach, and the Mariners said Cruz had soreness in his right quadriceps.

Second baseman Robinson Cano left Sunday's game because of tightness in his left hamstring, and a scan Monday revealed a minor strain, the Mariners said.

Left-hander Marco Gonzales left his start Monday after 1 2/3 innings when he was hit on his right hand by a comebacker off the bat of Leury Garcia of the Chicago White Sox. Gonzales threw to first for the out, then departed. Seattle said he sustained a bruise.

Ace right-hander Felix Hernandez hasn't pitched in a game since he was hit on the right forearm by a line drive off the bat of the Chicago Cubs' Victor Caratini on Feb. 26.

Other injured players include outfielders Ben Gamel (strained oblique), Mitch Haniger (hand) and Guillermo Heredia (shoulder surgery) and right-hander Erasmo Ramirez (lat strain).

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