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Nelson Cruz held a brief press conference at Rangers Ballpark on Fruday August 30th (Photo Gina Miller, CBS 11)

Cruz, Braun, Peralta Move On After Biogenesis Case

Former Texas Ranger Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension

04/09/2014

Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers takes batting practice before a game with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Orioles Finalize $8 Million Deal With Cruz

Outfielder Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized an $8 million, one-year contract, a deal that puts him on track to become the team’s regular designated hitter.

02/25/2014

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Source: Nelson Cruz, Orioles Reach 1-Year Deal

Free agent Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles have reached agreement on a one-year deal, giving the slugger a fresh start after his drug suspension.

02/23/2014

sports 2013

Top DFW Sports Moments Of 2013

Though there were no titles won in the DFW area in 2013, there was no shortage of storylines. Here are the 15 biggest sports stories — good or bad — from the area over the past year.

12/16/2013

Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

Oakland Joins Pursuit Of Nelson Cruz

There’s a surprise entry in the Nelson Cruz sweepstakes, and it’s the Oakland A’s. The Mariners, Mets and Phillies are among the other teams in pursuit of the free agent slugger.

11/13/2013

Cincinnati Reds v Texas Rangers

Cruz Declines Rangers $14.1M Qualifying Offer

Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz has turned down the Rangers’ $14.1 million qualifying offer, the team announced on Monday.

11/11/2013

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Rangers Make $14.1M Qualifying Offer To Nelson Cruz

The Rangers have made a $14.1 million qualifying contract offer for next season to Nelson Cruz, the All-Star slugger who served a 50-game suspension this year.

11/04/2013

Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers reacts after being thrown out at first in the seocnd inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rangers Not In Playoffs For First Time In 4 Years

Texas won at least 90 games for the fourth year in a row, even with suspended slugger Nelson Cruz missing 50 games and opening-day starter Matt Harrison pitching only twice. But the Rangers are already done.

10/01/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30:  Manager Ron Washington #38 of the Texas Rangers looks on during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Is There A Fall Guy For The Rangers Season?

Who should the Rangers fire for not making the playoffs for the first time since 2009? Nobody. Anytime you win 90+ games in a regular season, I consider that a successful season.

10/01/2013

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Nelson Cruz To DH In Wild Card Tiebreaker; Butler DFA’d

Cruz will bat sixth and act as the Rangers’ DH as Texas takes on Tampa Bay in Arlington in a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL Wild Card spot.

09/30/2013

Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers takes batting practice before a game with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Nelson Cruz To Return For Tiebreaker

The Rangers have been noncommittal as to whether suspended slugger Nelson Cruz would return to the lineup for the playoffs. On Sunday, we got our answer.

09/29/2013

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Rangers GM Jon Daniels: Accepting Suspension “Was Nelson’s Choice”

The only certainty surrounding Nelson Cruz is that he’s not on the field. Everything else involving his 50-game suspension from the Biogenesis investigation is vague — at best.

09/23/2013

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