Posted September 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Nelson Cruz fit right back in with the Texas Rangers after completing his 50-game drug suspension. The All-Star slugger was reinstated from the restricted list Monday by the Rangers, who immediately put him in their lineup. Cruz batted sixth as the designated hitter for the AL wild-card tiebreaker game against Tampa Bay. "I feel really confident right now,'' Cruz said before the game. "I'm going to enjoy this moment. Happy to be back. Happy to be with my teammates. It's a blessing to see the reception they gave me." It was the first major league game for Cruz since Aug. 4. That was the day before his suspension stemming from Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Cruz was among 14 players disciplined by MLB this year in the Biogenesis case. Only Alex Rodriguez appealed his suspension. The return of Cruz came eight weeks to the day he was suspended. He has acknowledged publicly that h...
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