The Bradenton Marauders placed shortstop Oneil Cruz on the 7-day injured list with a right foot fracture. He was injured yesterday while completing a 6-3 double play, as the runner from first base slid in hard to break up the play.
Cruz was off to a slow start and missed time two weeks ago with what the Pirates said was lower body discomfort. Through 11 games, he has a .238/.304/.333 slash line, with four stolen bases in four attempts, and two errors at shortstop. He is the fourth best prospect in the system.
No word on how long he will be out, but if we get an update today, we will add it here.
There was a bit of good news for Bradenton today. Deon Stafford will make his 2019 debut, catching Max Kranick tonight. Stafford suffered an oblique injury during Spring Training.