Cruz plays on as Braun gets suspended
July, 22, 2013
By Todd Wills | ESPNDallas.com
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz hit his 23rd home run of the season in a 3-0 victory on Monday night over the New York Yankees.
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Cruz's name has been linked to the same Miami-based Biogenesis clinic that Braun refused to answer questions about in a meeting with MLB on June 29.
ESPN "Outside the Lines" reporter T.J. Quinn reported on Monday that MLB's plan remains for the rest of the suspensions stemming from the investigation -- including that of the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez -- to be announced all at once.
Cruz didn't have much to say about Braun's suspension after Monday night's game.
"I guess it is what it is," Cruz said. "I don't have any comment."
Cruz, who leads the Rangers in home runs and RBIs (70), was asked if anything that happened Monday has changed the way he views his situation with Braun's suspension.
"I'm playing the same way," Cruz said. "We're playing to win. We're in the race, so I come to the ballpark thinking about winning. So that's my goal."