Found January 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Picimg_mlb_apr_21_2ba3
It wouldn't be an offseason for the Texas Rangers without an off-the-field distraction. The latest one is a doozy. Outfielder Nelson Cruz has been linked to a Florida clinic that supplied performance enhancing drugs to athletes according to a report in the Miami News Times. The Rangers found out about the investigation last week. "The Texas Rangers were contracted late last week by Miami News Times regarding the story posted this morning," a statement from the club read. "At that time, the Rangers contacted Major League Baseball on that inquiry. The team has no further comment." According to the story, Cruz purchased products from Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Miami that closed last month. Anthony Bosch ran the clinic and according to his records, he sold 4,000 worth of products to Cruz last July. Bosch used the nickname Mohammad for Cruz. According to Bosch's notes, he had a specific plan for Cruz last year. "Need to call him, go Thur to ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Moreland looking for improvement vs. lefties

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS Mitch Moreland is well aware of his struggles against left-handed pitching over his first three years with the Texas Rangers. Moreland has spent his offseason doing everything he can to try and make it better by working on his swing against left-handers at home in Alabama. Moreland has batted just .232 against lefties with the Rangers. He's hoping the...

Nelson Cruz’s Unclear Future No Reason for Rangers to Panic, Overpay for Michael Bourn

Nelson Cruz was among the players listed in Tuesday’s Miami New Times report about a clinic allegedly selling performance-enhancing drugs. The outfielder is innocent until proven guilty, but even if he eventually faces a suspension, don’t expect the Rangers to make any rash decisions. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers have not renewed their interest in free...

Player Profile #121: Nelson Cruz | OF | TEX

Innocent until proven guilty, right? It’s possible that MLB’s investigation into the South Florida PED scandal will result in suspensions for some of the players named, and right now we know that Nelson Cruz is one of those named players. Now we have to look at Cruz’s surprising transition from quad-A star to one of the game’s best sluggers on a per-game basis with a more...

Report: A-Rod, Gonzalez, Cruz on Miami clinic PED lists

Major League Baseball players Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera are among the athletes connected to performance-enhancing drugs to appear on records from a Miami anti-aging clinic, according to a Miami New Times report. The report includes records from a Biogenesis, a South Florida clinic, which cites those players as being among those who received various...

Anthony Bosch reportedly was running BALCO of the East, supplying A-Rod, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, Melky, Colon

Miami New Times dropped a bombshell report on Tuesday in which they exposed Dr. Anthony Bosch (pictured) of running an anti-aging clinic that also doubled as a performance-enhancing drugs supplier to many athletes. Bosch’s company, Biogenesis, sold PEDs ranging from HGH to steroids. Biogenesis’ client list reportedly included sluggers like Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, and...

Biogenesis fallout: denials, denials, and more denials

This morning, we brought you the story from the Miami New-Times of several MLB players that were linked to a Miami clinic called Biogenesis, a clinic that reportedly supplied them with various performance-enhancing drugs. Among the names included in the report were Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, and Gio Gonzalez. Cruz and Gonzalez had never been linked...

Texas Rangers’ Nelson Cruz linked to PEDs

(Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images North America) It’s just what the Rangers’ offseason needed. A current player linked to PED use. Not only that though, but a player that was supposed to have a major role this year. This Miami News Times article links Nelson Cruz to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Miami that provides players, trainers [...] Related posts: Texas Rangers Week...

First Pitch: MLB Has Two Major Problems, Only Cares About One

There are two big problems for Major League Baseball that have come up over the last few days. The big story in all the national outlets is the most recent steroids scandal. The Miami New Times broke a story this week linking several top players to illegal steroids, including Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, and Nelson Cruz. The steroid story has been an issue for the last decade, ranging...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.