Rangers To Activate Nelson Cruz

Rangers_Nelson_Cruz_1ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz will be activated for Monday’s American League tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays after completing his 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels did not say if Cruz will be in Monday’s lineup and said it will be left up to manager Ron Washington.

Cruz was asked after Sunday’s 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels kept the Rangers alive for a postseason berth if he’ll be in the lineup on Monday.

“I think so,” said Cruz, who returned to Texas on Saturday after playing in instructional leagues in Arizona where he was 9-for-27 with five doubles, a home run and nine RBIs against mostly Double-A and Class A pitchers.

Source: Todd Wills, ESPNDallas.com