The Rangers would like to give Nelson Cruz a day off to clear his mind and maybe refresh his bat.

They may finally get the opportunity on Monday.

After watching Cruz's slump deepen Sunday, manager Ron Washington acknowledged the possibility if Adrian Beltre returns to the lineup. Washington, however, also noted that Baltimore is starting a left-hander in Brian Matusz, which may force him to wait another day. Cruz is 4-for-7 with a homer against Matusz in his career.