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Rangers OF Nelson Cruz denies PEDs allegations

Nelson Cruz was linked to a Miami "wellness" clinic that allegedly supplied PEDs. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was linked to a Miami "wellness" clinic that allegedly supplied PEDs. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz denied allegations that he purchased $4,000 worth of products from a Miami "wellness" clinic reported to have supplied performance-enhancing drugs to several major-league players, according to a statement issued through his lawyer.

Cruz was one of the major-league players, including Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez and Bartolo Colon, to be linked to Biogenesis through a now closed "wellness clinic" run by Anthony Bosch, according to a Miami New Times report.

“We are aware of certain allegations and inferences,” Cruz’s law firm, Farrell & Reisinger, said in a statement released to the Associated Press. “To the extent these allegations and inferences refer to Nelson, they are denied.”

The Dallas Morning News reports Farrell & Reisinger is not Cruz’s baseball representative. He is represented by Seth and Sam Levinson of ACEs. The statement apparently was released before Thursday.

Reisinger and Farrell has represented several current and former major leaguers involved in Congressional investigations of PEDs including New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte and Sammy Sosa.

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