Worth noting

Worth noting

• Lance Berkman, on the disabled list with left-hip inflammation, said Friday his running was "better yesterday than the time before that, but I wasn't pushing it."

• Cruz was pinch-hit for by Craig Gentry in the bottom of the seventh inning during the Rangers' 7-1 victory over the D-backs. Cruz is still feeling some soreness in his left quad muscle after getting hit by a thrown ball Tuesday, but he was in the lineup Friday night.

• The Rangers have placed first baseman Ronald Guzman on the disabled list at Class A Hickory with a broken bone in his right hand. He is ranked the Rangers' No. 6 prospect by MLB.com.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.