Rangers' Cruz denies PED use in statement

Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz denies using PEDs in statement after name surfaces in Miami New Times.

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, they are denied."

According to a story in the Miami New Times, Cruz purchased products from Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic that closed last month. According to Anthony Bosch, who ran the clinic, he sold $4,000 worth of products to Cruz last July. Bosch used the nickname Mohammad for Cruz.

Cruz has never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

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