Boom goes the dynamite.
According to a report by Todd Willis of ESPN Dallas via CBSSports.com, Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, has decided not to fight the 50-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball, for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
The suspensions, which are expected to be announced Monday afternoon, include 12 or more players, including former Rangers slugger Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to appeal.
Cruz has also changed agents as he’s no longer with the ACES group and is now represented by Adam Katz, who’s with Wasserman Sports, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Katz also represents Bartolo Colon and Edinson Volquez and helped guide them through their PED suspension issues.
Cruz’s looming absence from the Rangers lineup, will serve as a major blow to their postseason hopes as he leads the team with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs.
With 50 games remaining in the season, returning for the playoffs should the Rangers make it, remains a possibility for Cruz. Texas is 2 1/2 games behind the Oakland Athletics in the American League West.