Cruz has been named dropped in this scandal and likely will face a 100 game suspension if upheld. That being said there are few things to consider. He will appeal it, and may be allowed to play through the the appeal. So it won't come down immediately. However, if Cruz is suspended it will 100% force the Rangers to look for a bat come trade deadline.T.J. Quinn of ESPN's Outside the Lines reports that Major League Baseball is preparing to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and about 20 others connected to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami.
The Biogenesis mess had seemed to calm down over the last couple months, but apparently there could be a major fallout yet to come. Quinn is reporting that founder Tony Bosch is prepared to testify against the players connected with his clinic. He also adds that A-Rod and Braun could face 100-game suspensions because of their connection to Bosch and because they lied about PED use. Bosch has previously denied any knowledge of suspected PED distribution at Biogenesis but has apparently reversed course. Gio Gonzalez, who was connected to Biogenesis, will reportedly not be suspended because he only acquired legal substances. Quinn says suspensions could come within two weeks, though most players are expected to appeal.
If Cruz was smart, he would admit it right now, take a 50 game suspension and come back in August for the playoff run and finish off the season strong. Especially considering he is a free agent at the end of the year.
All of this has 100% changed my view on him though, **** him I don't want him back on the Rangers and I am SICK of all of the steroid nonsense. It's his own selfish fault for putting the team in this position. Personally, sorry for the Rangers and the playoffs but I hope they ban his dumbass 500 games. He is NOTHING but a lying cheater. I hope he winds up out of the league next year.
He is basically the bastard son of Rafael Palmeiro and A-Fraud. I have no tolerance for these greedy cheating players anymore. You are an absolute disgrace to the game and to honest hard working people everywhere.