Dodgers Injury News: Luis Cruz, Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are human after all.  The team, built like an All-Star team designed to dominate the league all the way to the world series, could easily be mistaken for something more than human.  They have so much talent, it's easy to forget these are normal ball players.  As proven yesterday by Luis Cruz's and Tony Gwynn Jr.'s absences.

The two players missed yesterday's game for illness and injury.  According to Ken Gurnick of, Cruz was scratched from the lineup and replaced by Juan Uribe because of a stomach flu.  Gwynn is nursing a sore groin and could not go.

Cruz has been up and down in various systems, but if he breaks camp on the 25-man roster this season, it will be his fifth year in the Majors.  He played 78 games for the Dodgers last year and hit .297/.322/.431.  The Dodgers are hoping he will do much of the same this spring.

Gwynn has been able to stick with the Dodgers after spending the majority of his career bouncing around.  This will be his third season with the Dodgers.  He spent two seasons with the San Diego Padres and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.  In his career, Gwynn is a .244/.312/.318 hitter.

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