Rangers’ Cruz denies PED use in statement

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.