[10/3/2016] Luis Cruz taken off active roster

Luis Cruz was taken off the active roster today. No specifics were mentioned. Yoshinobu Takahashi told reporters it was due to team circumstances. He will not be eligible to return to the active roster until after October 12.

Source: Sponichi 10/3/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2016

[UPDATE 10/4 @ 12:07pm]

According to reports from this morning, it seems the Giants are not happy with Cruz’s attitude. They appear to be concerned that his head is not always in the game and the final nail in the coffin was when he failed to run to first at full speed during the final Hanshin series.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2016, Daily Sports 10/4/2016, Sports Hochi 10/4/2016, Sponichi 10/4/2016

[UPDATE 10/4 @ 9:13pm]

Cruz joined the Ni-gun team for practices at Giants Stadium today.

Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2016

[UPDATE 10/11 @ 4:08am]

Cruz worked out with the Ichi-gun team on October 10. He apparently patched things up with Takahashi.

Source: Daily Sports 10/10/2016

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