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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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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

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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
3Max Stassi
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
3Dan Johnson
2B1Jose Altuve
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
4Gregorio Petit
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Dan Straily
6Brad Peacock
7Roberto Hernandez
8Vince Velasquez
9Michael Feliz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Kevin Chapman
9Joe Thatcher
10Darin Downs
11James Hoyt
12Jason Stoffel