Right fielder Nelson Cruz said that he could be in the Rangers' lineup Tuesday against the Angels after leaving Monday's game in the seventh inning with tightness in his left quadriceps.

It's the second time in three weeks that Cruz has felt discomfort in the muscle, but this instance is not as severe as the intial flare up at the end of July at Toronto. He said that he felt the tightness Monday while wearing a sleeve over his thigh but was unable to pinpoint the area of discomfort after the sleeve was removed.