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The worst offseason in the history of the Texas Rangers took another ugly turn Tuesday when slugger Nelson Cruz's name showed up in a Miami New Times report linking major leaguers to performance-enhancing drugs. Two of the players on this list, Alex Rodriguez and Nationals ace Gio Gonzalez have issued strong denials.
Cruz, who apparently was in the Dominican Republic, hasn't issued a statement at this point. Just by coincidence, Rangers GM Jon Daniels and several members of the organization were on a working trip in the Dominican when the news broke. They had not been tipped off that a report was forthcoming and were only beginning to process the news.
But at this point, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which Cruz isn't suspended for at least 50 games during the upcoming season. MLB commissioner Bud Selig and the players' union has proudly moved forward with one of the most comprehensive testing programs in professional sports. This will give them another o...
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Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, whose name surfaced in a story related to performance-enhancing drugs in Miami, has denied using PEDs through his law firm.
"We are aware of certain allegations and inferences," Cruz's law firm, Farrell & Reisinger, said in a statement to the Associated Press. "To the extent these allegations and inferences refer to Nelson...
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, one of the players identified by the Miami New Times as having purchased performance-enhancing drugs from now-defunct Biogenesis, denied having any connection to the clinic. The New Times report, which focused on claims that Alex Rodriguez and Gio Gonzalez bought products from Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch, also said Cruz bought $4,000 worth...
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...
After a third consecutive All-Star season, Adrian Beltre‘s Hall of Fame path is becoming clear. Over those three All-Star campaigns, Beltre has added 96 home runs, 309 RBI and 1,820 plate appearances of an astounding .314/.353/.558 (138 wRC+) line. His 19.0 WAR over those three seasons pushed his career total up to 62.5; he’s already a borderline Hall of Famer purely by WAR ...
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...
Although Arthur Rhodes hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2011, the Baltimore Orioles may be inclined to give him a shot. He has been auditioning for the club and lives in the Baltimore area. Rhodes had been a successful reliever in his career. Baltimore is also considering another player who hasn't played in a while. Fernando Tatis last played in 2010.
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Last week, the Texas Rangers indicated they were happy with
the current makeup of their team, including their outfield. Following Nelson
Cruz’s ties to the south Florida performance-enhancing drug scandal and the
potential suspension that could result, Buster Olney of ESPN wonders if the
Rangers will now pursue free agent center fielder Michael Bourn.
TEX determined that...
The oldest franchise in baseball to never have won a World Series, the Texas Rangers are in their glory years. They’ve made the playoffs three straight seasons, won two pennants in the last three years, and put together four consecutive winning seasons for the first time. For 11 seasons before moving to Arlington, they were the second incarnation of the Washington Senators, and...
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...
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...