Nolan Ryan and the Rangers haven’t talked to Nelson Cruz about the Miami New Times report linking him to performance-enhancing drugs, but Cruz has issued a statement denying the allegations.
Well, technically Cruz’s lawyers issued the statement:
We are aware of certain allegations and inferences. To the extent these allegations and inferences refer to Nelson, they are denied.
Within the report Cruz is said to have spent $4,000 on testosterone-laced lozenges.
Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke continued to swing a good stick, belting his third homer of the season on Monday night against the Dodgers. With the game tied 3-3 in the second inning, Greinke lined a 1-1 Clayton Kershaw fastball over the fence in left field for a solo homer.
Greinke is the third pitcher to homer off of Kershaw, joining Madison Bumgarner and Tyson Ross. He’s No. 4 if you count Brandon Woodruff‘s home run in Game 1 of the NLCS last year. Greinke now has three homers on the season, setting a career-high. He’s batting .314/.351/.686 with six RBI, seven runs scored, and a stolen base along with the trio of dingers. Absurd numbers from a pitcher.