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