ARLINGTON, Texas — Nelson Cruz didn’t have any problems with his sore quad Wednesday and his homer in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels proved it.
What no one knows about Cruz yet is if and when he’ll be suspended as part of Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis investigation.
The July 31 trade deadline came and went without the Rangers trying to get a bat to soften the blow of a possible Cruz loss. But it’s certainly on the mind of general manager Jon Daniels who explored trade options to replace Cruz but nothing materialized.
The Rangers and Cruz continue to wait to see what happens.
“Most of what I know is from media reports,” Daniels said. “I don’t want to sound like it doesn’t bother us. Obviously is does. We don’t want it hanging out there but it’s something that’s out of our control. When it happens, if it happens, then we’ll deal with it.”
Daniels said the team hasn’t one way or the other whether or not Cruz would appeal a suspension if he’s hit with one.