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Flu keeps Cruz out of Dodgers camp for day

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Third baseman Luis Cruz spent most of Tuesday in urgent care receiving IV treatment for the flu, and he was out of Dodgers camp on Wednesday while recovering.

Manager Don Mattingly said Cruz "looked a little better today," and he is hopeful Cruz will feel well enough to be available for Thursday's game against the Angels.

Cruz, who came off the field during Tuesday's workouts, is in competition for the club's starting third-base job after he hit .297 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 296 plate appearances with the big league club last season.

Another player in a roster struggle, Tony Gwynn Jr., was held out of workouts for the second consecutive day with a groin injury. Gwynn, known mostly for his speed and defense, is hoping to lock down a roster spot as a backup outfielder. He is 0-for-1 with four walks and a stolen base this spring.

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