Found August 02, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Nelson Cruz
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Manager Ron Washington continues to write Nelson Cruz's name in the Texas Rangers' lineup and intends to do so until he hears otherwise. Cruz is one of several big leaguers linked in the Biogenesis of America scandal as the now defunct anti-aging clinic in South Florida reportedly supplied him and others with banned substances. There have been multiple reports that MLB intends to hand down suspensions to the players involved in the coming days and Cruz is well aware of that. "I've heard a lot of stuff but I cannot comment on something that I have to take a decision when I've got to take it" Cruz said. Cruz reiterated that he has not made a decision as to whether he would appeal or take a suspension should one come his way. If he appeals the process would likely drag out long enough that he could play the rest of this season without penalty. However that option and a possible suspension going into the 2014 season would significantly hurt his value on the ...

Rangers' Cruz no decision on appeal if suspended

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...

Rangers’ Nelson Cruz exits with injury

The Texas Rangers not only lost last night’s contest to the Oakland Athletics, but they also lost outfielder Nelson Cruz to what appeared to be a leg injury, according to T.R. Sullivan of Cruz appeared to sustain the injury in the eighth inning of the contest while running out a ground ball. As of last night, it wasn’t clear exactly what part of Cruz...

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' 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’ 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 – 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 Cap Incredible Sweep with Third Straight Walk-off Home Run

Maybe this happens more frequently than I’m aware, but, in the words of Tommy Boy…THAT…WAS…AWWWW-ESOME. I’m referring to last night’s walkoff home run in Arlington that vaulted the Texas Rangers to a win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and a series sweep. As well as the one before that. And, oh yes,  the one before that one too. For those not tracking, Adrian...

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...
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