To fill that huge void on the Twins roster, they've called up infield prospect Luis Arraez, who won the Midwest League batting title back in 2016.
Arraez, 22, has been tearing up Double-A and Tripe-A pitching in the early-going this season, slashing .344/.413/.394 with seven extra-base hits and 14 RBI over 41 games between both leagues.
He lacks the power that Cruz possesses, but Arraez has proven that he can barrel up the baseball no matter the minor league level.
Cruz has bee a nice pickup for this team. In 35 games he's slashing .270/.354/.508 with 16 extra-base hits (seven home runs) and 22 RBI. Even at 38 years old, Cruz gives this Twins lineup a power presence they haven't had in recent years.
Cruz has missed the last several games to try and avoid and IL stint, but Minnesota has decided to give him extra time to rest and rehab his ailing wrist. The expectation is that he won't be out of action for a long period of time.