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Rangers' Cruz heads to hospital with muscle strain in chest

Surprise, AZ (Sports Network) - Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz woke up Friday with soreness in his chest and was sent to an area hospital for tests.

"Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz underwent a full battery of tests this morning at Del Webb Medical Center in Surprise after experiencing pain in his chest early this morning," the team said in a statement. "The results of all tests have been negative. Cruz is expected to be released after completing a stress test and is expected to resume baseball activities as early as Saturday."

Cruz, who is set to play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, hit .260 with 24 home runs and 90 RBI in a career-high 159 games last season.

03/01 14:48:51 ET

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