Found August 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
PLAYERS: Nelson Cruz
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz says he hasn't made any decision about a possible appeal if he is suspended as a result of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation. When asked Thursday's whether he had been told specifically what penalty could be forthcoming, Cruz responded, "No, I can not tell you, sorry." The All-Star right fielder, whose 25 home runs and 73 RBIs lead the Rangers, was in the lineup batting sixth against Arizona. He sighed when asked if there was any indication when he might know something, then said, "It's tough. Sorry." Cruz is among 14 players targeted for discipline because of their relationship to a closed Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performance-enhancing drugs. He appears to be facing a 50-game suspension as a first offender under baseball's drug program.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Cruz focusing on what he can control

ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was forced to leave Tuesday's 14-11 victory after suffering a bruised quad after getting hit by a pitch running to first base. Cruz said he was okay after the game physically, but that's not the biggest thing looming over the team's leading home run hitter and RBI producer. Cruz, who's been linked to the Biogenesis...

Rangers' Matt Harrison makes first rehab start

Matt Harrison took a big step toward returning to the active roster yesterday.  The Texas Rangers' lefty has been on the disabled list for most of the season, but he is on his way back.  He made his first rehab start yesterday and will continue to try to progress in each rehab start going forward. Matt Harrison goes 1 1/3 innings, throws 31 pitches in his first rehab start...

Rangers beat A's to gain ground in AL West

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Nelson Cruz shook off talk of a pending suspension to hit a tying two-run homer, Jurickson Profar added another two-run shot and the surging Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Cruz, who is among 14 players facing a possible suspension as part of Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation, hit...

Rangers’ Lance Berkman hoping for mid-August return

At one point it appeared Lance Berkman might not be rejoining the Texas Rangers at all this season, as there were reports that he was considering calling it a career. Speaking with reporters – including Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com – yesterday, Berkman indicated that not only is he hoping to return this season, but he’s setting a personal goal to rejoin the team by the...

Rangers sweep, win on third game-ending homer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers. There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and...

Rangers get another walk-off win

Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers. There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and Beltre hit it deep into...

D-backs dominated by Yarvish, Rangers in loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 14, matching the most in his 50 major league starts, and the Texas Rangers hit three solo homers and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 in a makeup game on Thursday night. Darvish (10-5) had no walks and scattered five hits while throwing 78 strikes in 111 pitches over seven scoreless innings. It was his major league-leading eighth game...

Beltre delivers Rangers’ third consecutive walk-off homer against Angels

Joe Nathan had just pitched a scoreless ninth inning to keep the game tied on Wednesday just as he did in the 10th inning Tuesday that preceded the Texas Rangers’ second consecutive walk-off victory. Nathan took a seat in the dugout next to catcher Geovany Soto and said “Why not another one?” Soto agreed. “Why not?” Adrian Beltre leading off the bottom of the ninth must’ve...

Rangers Rumors: Matt Garza back on the move?

Expect the unexpected? Maybe. With the revelation that Lance Berkman's discomfort in his surgically-repaired right knee may result in him filling out retirement papers, as well as the harbinger of a potential season-ending suspension for Nelson Cruz, the Rangers are in dire search for offensive reinforcements. According to Ken Rosenthal, this has put nearly every current...

Rangers win a wild one over Angels, 14-11 in extra innings

Only one person could have dreamed up what the Texas Rangers did late Tuesday night and that person was the player who won the game for them in improbable fashion. Outfielder Leonys Martin hit a three-run walk-off homer in the 10th inning to complete the Rangers’ comeback from a four-run deficit in the eighth inning and into a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...

Diamondbacks dominated by Darvish in loss

Up and down, up and down, up and down. When will this awful roller coaster ride end? After clicking on all cylinders last night, the Diamondbacks were mowed down by Yu Darvish and the Rangers in their makeup game Thursday night, losing 7-1. For the second time this summer, Darvish struck out 14 Diamondback hitters.

Texas Rangers win with 3 straight walk-offs

...and swept the rival Angels, too!

Lance Berkman not planning to retire

Lance Berkman has not played in a game since July 6 and may not do so for the rest of the season but that does not mean he is retiring. Rumors began circulating ahead of yesterday’s MLB trade deadline that Berkman, 37, was considering retirement forgetting roughly $4 million in salary remaining on his one-year deal with the Texas Rangers Those rumors are untrue reports FOX Sports’...

Battle For First Place In Weekend Series

With first place in the AL West very much on the line, the Oakland A's welcome the suddenly red-hot Texas Rangers to town for a pivotal three-game set. Chris Biderman previews the series.

Rangers rumors: Lance Berkman isn't retiring

Amid yesterday's craziness leading up to the trade deadline, it was reported that Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman was considering retirement. The veteran is dealing with several injuries, and it's not clear when or if he'll be back with the team this season. While Berkman's future remains murky at best, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that...
Rangers 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.