Hardball Talk "After shocking the baseball world by agreeing to a 10-year, $240 million contract with second baseman Robinson Cano last week, the Mariners reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Corey Hart today while picking up Logan Morrison in a trade with the Marlins. However, they aren’t done attempting..." December 12
Zduriencik on 710 on reports of Cruz turning down $75 million dollar deal from the #Mariners. "Inaccurate."
#mariners targets include price, cruz, benoit, corey hart (gm jack z drafted him in milwaukee)
Sources: Orioles active in free agent talks for bats and arms; have interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez. @FOXSports1
Source: #Mets “moving forward” on Granderson, have cooled on Nelson Cruz.
Source tells me Nelson Cruz could emerge as Yankees' target if they miss out on Carlos Beltran.
Jim Johnson trade was an obvious salary dump for Baltimore. Source said Orioles could be using money to pursue outfielder Nelson Cruz.
San Francisco Chronicle "Two weeks before baseball’s winter meetings, the A’s might be revving up for action. There were rumblings on Tuesday that Oakland is currently working on several fronts, potentially looking at trade possibilities while still eyeing the free agent market. One major-league source told me that the..." November 27
CBSSports.com "Free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz had to be heartened by Jhonny Peralta's $53 million deal, as Cruz is the better of these two Biogenesis-connected players. It shouldn't come as a shock that, according to sources, Cruz is said to seek about $75 million over four years. And it shouldn't come as..." November 26
CBSSports.com "Not only did the Mets have internal discussions about embattled superstar Ryan Braun as previouslyreported, but they actually inquired about him with Milwaukee as well – if ever so briefly – before their suggestion was summarily rebuffed at the GM Meetings. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson,..." November 26
ESPN New York "Despite the Mets publicly acknowledging interest in Curtis Granderson and various reports linking them to free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz, a team insider severely downplayed to ESPNNewYork.com the likelihood of signing either. A Mets source said early in the offseason that the team was..." November 13
CBSSports.com "There's a surprise entry in the Nelson Cruz sweepstakes, and it's the Oakland A's. The Mariners, Mets and Phillies are among other teams in pursuit of Cruz, who hit 27 home runs in a suspension-shortened season. A's general manager Billy Beane likes to pick his spots for the big play, and..." November 13
Source: #Rangers have been informed that Nelson Cruz will reject qualifying offer ahead of today's deadline. No shock here.
Fox Sports Southwest "Texas general manager Jon Daniels heads to the general manager's meetings next week knowing the main area of need for his club is hitting. He also goes knowing that outfielder Nelson Cruz will likely reject the qualifying offer the team gave him for 2014. "I expect he's going to turn down..." November 08
#Rangers extend qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz, decline on all other free agents (including Joe Nathan)
Dallas Morning News "The baseball season may or may not end with Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday night, but the Rangers have already made up their minds about their first bit of offseason roster construction. They will make a $14.1 million qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz, which will get them draft pick..." October 31
FYI: Jon Daniels said he isn't sure but expects the #Rangers WILL make qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels confirms OF Nelson Cruz will be activated for Mon game with Rays. Says it is up to Washington whether he's in lineup
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nelson Cruz’s 50-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs has come to an end and he will be on the Texas Rangers’ active roster Monday for their tiebreaking game against Tampa Bay to determine the second American League wild-card team. But only manager Ron Washington knows for sure..." September 30
Dallas Morning News "In another day — maybe two — the often inconsistent Rangers offense could welcome back No. 3 hitter Nelson Cruz. There is just one slight problem: There might not be a vacancy in that particular slot. The final-week rush extended to six straight wins Saturday as the Rangers raced to beat the..." September 29
Dallas Morning News "Suspended Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is spending his days thinking of the ‘what ifs?’ As the Rangers continue their downward spiral further and further away from the playoffs Cruz can do nothing more but watch from afar. According to an article by USA Today Sports Cruz feels partly..." September 23
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nelson Cruz serving a 50-game suspension through the end of the regular season for using performance-enhancing drugs began working out at the Rangers’ facility in Surprise Ariz. on Wednesday. He is a strong candidate to make the postseason roster should the Rangers get that far. Cruz went..." September 12
CBSSports.com "Suspended star outfielder Nelson Cruz is expected to report to the Rangers' Instructional League sometime next week suggesting there's a decent chance he could be back playing for them come playoff time though a spot isn't guaranteed to him. However Cruz's chances to remain with the Rangers..." September 06
Hardball Talk "Confirming reports from earlier this week manager Ron Washington said today that the Rangers would add Nelson Cruz to the roster if they make the playoffs. Cruz was suspended for 50 games on August 5 as part of his connection to the Biogenesis clinic and initially Pedro Gomez of ESPN reported..." August 30
Heard from a pair of reliable sources that it's highly unlikely Nelson Cruz (Rangers) and Jhonny Peralta (Tigers) appear in the postseason.
Newsday "Everyone knew this day was coming the day of reckoning for those ensnared by the Biogenesis investigation a stained collection of 13 accused PED cheats scattered throughout the major leagues. But not everyone prepared for it and Monday's's announcement did more than just penalize the 12 dirty..." August 06
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The loss of Nelson Cruz is going to bite the Texas Rangers’ offense at some point over the next few months but nothing much has changed for the five pitchers in the starting rotation. After all runs have been hard to come by much of the season. Their task is to give their team a chance..." August 06
Nelson Cruz has hired WMG's Adam Katz as his agent Y! Sports has learned. He fired the ACES agency as @JonHeymanCBS first reported.
Nelson Cruz has fired the levinsons (ACES) as cruz & 12 others (a majority aces clients) r expected to accept 50-game bans
ESPN Dallas "Texas Rangers right-fielder Nelson Cruz said he expects to learn Monday if he'll be suspended by Major League Baseball in connection to its investigation into Biogenesis the Miami clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to a number of players. Cruz though said he has not..." August 04
Dallas Morning News "Manager Ron Washington continues to write Nelson Cruz's name in the Texas Rangers' lineup and intends to do so until he hears otherwise. Cruz is one of several big leaguers linked in the Biogenesis of America scandal as the now defunct anti-aging clinic in South Florida reportedly supplied him..." August 02
Dallas Morning News "Nelson Cruz said he has not heard from MLB regarding a possible suspension for his connections to the Biogenesis of America scandal and has not made up his mind whether to appeal or serve it should one be handed down to him. Cruz as he's done all season didn't say much regarding the matter..." August 01
Yahoo! Sports "The vast majority of players implicated in the Biogenesis investigation plan on accepting suspensions of at least 50 games major league sources told Yahoo! Sports with a notable exception: New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez continues to hold out in spite of threats from Major League Baseball to..." July 31
New York Daily News "Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic. Most..." July 31
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nelson Cruz said he has not heard from MLB regarding a possible suspension for his connections to the Biogenesis of America scandal and has not made up his mind whether to appeal or serve it should one be handed down to him. Cruz as he's done all season didn't say much regarding the matter..." July 31
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nelson Cruz has gone into radio silence regarding his involvement into the Biogenesis of America scandal and the possible 50-game suspension that is looming over him and the Texas Rangers. That’s probably a wise move for the media-friendly slugger, who badly wants to share his side of the story..." June 27
Nelson Cruz has been bothered by some hamstring soreness and is getting the day off. Expected to play Saturday and Sunday.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "An outfielder of, from left to right, David Murphy, Craig Gentry and Leonys Martin would be manager Ron Washington's initial alignment if right fielder Nelson Cruz were suspended because of his link to a Miami anti-aging clinic. The Rangers would lose a significant amount of power if Cruz, who..." June 05
Dallas Morning News "There are times when Nelson Cruz can single-handedly keep an offense afloat. And there are times like Friday’s 2-1 loss to Detroit when he gets dragged through the undertow. On Friday, when the Rangers went a season-worst 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, Cruz stood out as the..." May 18
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nelson Cruz launched a three-run homer in the fifth inning Wednesday, and Alexi Ogando took a no-hitter in the sixth inning as the Rangers beat Oakland 6-2 to win the three-game series. The homer was Cruz’s 10th of the season and his third on the four-city, nine-game road trip, but it was only..." May 16
Dallas Morning News "In 2009, Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz started well. He is doing the same thing this season, leading the club in homers (five), RBIs (19) and slugging percentage (.521). Cruz played in the World Baseball Classic, for the Dominican Republic, before each season. The WBC experiences..." April 30
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Getting on hot streaks at the plate is something Nelson Cruz has done his entire career. He opened the 2011 season with home runs in the first four games. In 2010, he hit .340 in July and had six homers the final month of the season. And nobody can forget the six-homer, 13-RBI performance..." April 26
Dallas Morning News "Right fielder Nelson Cruz is back in the Texas Rangers’ lineup on Saturday, one day after a health scare. Cruz underwent a battery of tests on Friday at a local hospital after complaining of an extended “pressing” sensation in his chest. The tests came back negative, confirming the Rangers’..." March 02
Dallas Morning News "The Rangers received a scare when right fielder Nelson Cruz reported to the clubhouse complaining of chest pain, which had come on overnight. The club medical staff thought a strained intercostal muscle was causing the discomfort but thought it prudent to send Cruz to a hospital for a battery..." March 02
Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz will be held out of Friday’s game against Seattle because of chest soreness. Cruz experienced the soreness overnight. The Rangers believe Cruz has a strained intercostal muscle, but they sent him to an area hospital this morning for tests to be certain..." March 01
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "One of the most honest and genuine players on the Texas Rangers’ roster, according to general manager Jon Daniels, is Nelson Cruz. And Cruz was as honest Friday as his lawyer advised him to be while addressing the media for the first time since he was named in a newspaper account about an..." February 16
Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz reported to camp Friday morning and immediately addressed – to the limited extent he could based on attorney’s advice – the allegations that he was among the clients of a South Florida-based clinic that supplied Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) to a number of..." February 15