Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/13/13
Suspended Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz is heading home Wednesday to the Dominican Republic, where he will work out before returning to Texas later this month. General manager Jon Daniels said Cruz will spend about 12 days in the Dominican, where the All-Star right fielder has a home gym and the team has a complex he will visit. Cruz was suspended for the final 50 games of the regular season in Major League Baseball's investigation into a Florida clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. He was one of 13 MLB players disciplined last week. Daniels said Tuesday that there has been no decision made about Cruz playing in the postseason if the AL West-leading Rangers make the playoffs for the fourth season in a row. ''Our goal right now is just to, as it always is, keep all of our options open,'' Daniels said. ''So we want to do what we can to keep him in as good as shape as possible, and as good of baseball shape as possible. First of all, we've got to get the...
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