Now Commenting On:

Daniels awaits word on possible suspension

Daniels awaits word on possible suspension


ARLINGTON -- General manager Jon Daniels said he had not heard from Major League Baseball regarding the Biogenesis case involving Nelson Cruz.

Daniels said he did not expect to hear anything from MLB until a decision had been reached on a possible suspension. Cruz was linked to the Miami-based anti-aging company in a Miami New Times report in January. ESPN reported that MLB planned to suspend about 20 players involved with the company, including Cruz, for performance-enhancing drugs.

"I hate to say it; more often than not those reports have been accurate, but I hope it's not this time," Daniels said. "Hopefully we don't lose him and he doesn't have to deal with that. When it comes to pass, we'll address that."

Daniels said the Rangers did not have a "special" plan if Cruz received a suspension. Mike Olt has played exclusively at third base in the Minors since he returned with blurred vision. Daniels said Olt would not be an immediate possibility in the outfield, but he could be at some point.

Master Tesfatsionis an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español