My thought was that everything was going to take too long for Cruz to have sit this season. According to this report by Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram, who was in NYC at the MLB All-Star game, nothing is going to happen any time soon.
There had been a fear that MLB was going to move on this soon, and possibly announce suspensions this week for the 20 players associated to this South Fla. Anti Aging Clinic that allegedly provided roids. There are too many moving parts for this to happen quickly, namely suspensions to be served in 2013.
This only helps the Rangers with their leverage in their contract negotiations with Cruz, who can be a free agent after the season. They will tender him a one-year deal, which he will reject; now his value as a free agent will no doubt be damaged with the cloud of having to serve a 50-game suspension early in the 2014 season.
It's not ideal, but for the Rangers this is about as good as it can possibly be in order to secure the services of their most productive hitter so far for the rest of the season.
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