Rangers Cruz plays on despite suspension talk

BY foxsports • August 1, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have made it to game No. 109 with Nelson Cruz in the lineup.

Cruz, who was batting sixth for the Rangers, is playing with the possibility of a suspension related to the Biogenesis clinch hanging over his head.

"I've heard a lot of stuff, but I cannot comment on something that I have to take, a decision when I've got to take it," Cruz said.

Cruz said he couldn't talk about what possible penalty he's facing but admitted it's difficult to play under the conditions he's had to, especially with the team riding high after three consecutive walk off wins.

"It's tough, I mean we're in a good situation now," he said. "We're close to first place and close to the wild card also. Hopefully everything plays well."

Cruz also wouldn't get into specifics about whether or not he would appeal a possible suspension, saying he hasn't made any decision yet.