By accepting his suspension with 50 games left in the regular season, it is unknown if Cruz will be able to return for the postseason.
The Rangers' playoff chances just took a huge hit (if not a fatal one).
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The players confirmed to be suspended by FoxSports.com are:
• Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers outfielder (50 games, no appeal).
• Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres shortstop, (50 games, no appeal).
• Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers shortstop (50 games, no appeal).
• Antonio Bastardo, Philadelphia Phillies reliever (50 games, no appeal).
• Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets outfielder, (50 games, no appeal).
• Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher.
• Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners catcher.
• Cesar Puello, New York Mets outfield prospect.
• Fautino De Los Santos, San Diego Padres pitching prospect.
• Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros pitching prospect.
• Fernando Martinez, New York Yankees outfield prospect.
Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was the first player to reach an agreement with MLB on a suspension for his connection to the Biogenisis case. The 2011 NL MVP accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension last month.
Cleared, either completely or in terms of new discipline: Bartolo Colon, Yasmani Grandal, and Melky Cabrera, all who will get no additional discipline over what they have already served (each received 50-game suspensions last season). Finally, there have been no violations found for Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals or Danny Valencia of the Orioles. Each were named in the original Miami New Times report about Biogenesis, but there was not much in the way of evidence against them in the actual Biogenesis documents.
The new names: The Mets Jordany Valdespin, the Phillies Antonio Bastardo and the Astros Segio Escalona are all going to receive 50-game suspensions.