Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/6/13
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Suspended star outfielder Nelson Cruz is expected to report to the Rangers' Instructional League sometime next week suggesting there's a decent chance he could be back playing for them come playoff time though a spot isn't guaranteed to him. However Cruz's chances to remain with the Rangers long-term seem somewhat iffier with the revelation that a Cruz offer presented by his previous agents last winter to sign back with them for $56 million over four years was declined by the team at the time. Cruz's old agents the embattled Levinson brothers of ACES went to Texas with the proposal for that deal that would pay him $14 million per year CBSSports.com learned and while a lot has changed since then (including Cruz's representation; he recently switched to Adam Katz) there's no evidence the Rangers might reverse course and accept a similar deal. Beyond the agent change which could easily alter the plan going forward two other major factors carry the potential to cause a reassessment o...
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