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If You're Hardcore: Cruz gets another chance

Updated: August 28, 2008, 12:32 PM ET
By Will Harris | Special to ESPN.com
Josh Hamilton isn't the Rangers' top home run hitter anymore. Newly recalled Nelson Cruz has blasted 37 home runs in the minors this season and is finally getting another opportunity with the big league club.

Cruz certainly earned the call-up. He was having a monster season with Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League, batting .341 BA/.430 OBP/.693 SLG with 37 homers, 100 RBIs and 24 stolen bases in just 387 at-bats.


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