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Even if Nelson Cruz is suspended, the Rangers are not going after Michael Bourn

Jan 30, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

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Believe it or not, there are players besides Alex Rodriguez subject to MLB’s investigation of the Biogenesis clinic. Players like Nelson Cruz, whose loss due to a suspension would be a way more significant to the Rangers than A-Rod’s would be to the Yankees (heck, A-Rod could serve his suspension while on the disabled list, Edinson Volquez-style).

But even if the Rangers do face the loss of Cruz, T.R. Sullivan reports that they’re not gonna panic:

No, the Rangers have not renewed their interest in free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, according to industry sources. Even if the Rangers do lose Cruz until the beginning of June, the plan is still to go with what they have right now.

That may mean either Mitch Moreland or Mike Olt has to play the outfield.

Probably helps that, if discipline does come to Cruz over this, it will likely take a few months for it to happen.  Makes perfect sense in my view not to panic to the tune of $80 million or whatever it is Bourn wants these days.

  1. vivabear - Jan 30, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Nelson Cruz has braces…this explains it. The HGH continuing to make his jaw grow, making braces necessary.

    • tuberippin - Jan 30, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Thanks for that well-researched opinion, Doctor.

      • vivabear - Jan 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM

        Apparently you missed the 30 for 30 about the 1988 Olympics Men’s 100M final? And the sarcasm in my comment.

  2. uscthom78 - Jan 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Interested to hear what Nolan Ryan has to say….unless he only makes public comments about Josh Hamilton.

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