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Luis Cruz | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Astros optioned LHP Luis Cruz to Triple-A Fresno; re-assigned C Luis Flores to minor league camp.
Cruz was set back by a hand injury during camp, but he had little chance to crack the Opening Day roster, anyway. The 24-year-old will get some more minor league seasoning. Mar 13 - 8:51 AM

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Luis Cruz (hand) will resume throwing off a mound on Tuesday.

Cruz jammed his hand trying to field a ground ball during pitcher's fielding practice on Friday, forcing him to miss a few days of work. He'll be fine, but the lefty is not expected to crack the Opening Day roster.
Mar 2 - 6:20 PM

Luis Cruz was forced to take Saturday off from throwing due to swelling in his pitching hand.

Cruz sustained the injury on Friday when he jammed his hand trying to field a ground ball during pitcher's fielding practice. He's hopeful that he'll be able to play catch on Sunday and resume mound work shortly after.
Feb 28 - 3:42 PM

Astros optioned LHP Luis Cruz to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cruz, a 5-foot-9 left-hander, was protected from the Rule 5 Draft after he posted a 4.56 ERA and 150/44 K/BB ratio over 130 1/3 innings last season between High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi. His secondary numbers were better than the results suggest, so the Astros are hoping the 23-year-old will continue to progress.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of LHP Luis Cruz from Double-A Corpus Christi.

The former ninth-round pick logged a 4.56 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across two levels (High-A Lancaster, in addition to Corpus Christi) this past season. He stands only 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, but he's a 23-year-old lefty that has shown just enough promise for Houston to protect him from inclusion in next month's Rule 5 Draft.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
2L.J. Hoes
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Samuel Deduno
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher