Rangers' Cruz denies reported involvement with PEDs

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The attorneys for right fielder Nelson Cruz have issued a statement saying that any allegations that Cruz used performance-enhancing drugs, as reported by the Miami New Times earlier this week, are false.

"We are aware of certain allegations and inferences," Cruz's law firm, Farrell and Reisinger, said in a statement given to The Associated Press. "To the extent these allegations and inferences refer to Nelson, they are denied."

Cruz was one of six major-leaguers and five All-Stars whose names appear in the personal records of Anthony Bosch, the head of a South Florida anti-aging clinic, as uncovered by the New Times. Cruz, nicknamed "Mohamad" by Bosch, is noted to have spent $4,000 last season for products that include a testosterone-laced lozenge.

Cruz is facing a 50-game suspension if an independent Major League Baseball investigation reveals that he possessed PEDs. A failed drug test is no longer the only way a player can be suspended.

The Rangers have made no further comment since Tuesday, when they acknowledged that they had been contacted by the New Times last week and then contacted MLB. But they are aware that a suspension is a possibility.

In the meantime, Cruz is allowed to participate in all baseball activities. The first full-squad workout of spring training is Feb. 16 in Surprise, Ariz.

Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/foul_territory/2013/01/rangers-rf-nelson-cruz-denies-reported-involvement-with-peds.html#storylink=cpy

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