Nelson Cruz is unsure whether he will appeal a suspension from Major League Baseball. (Harry How/Getty Images)
With Major League Baseball prepared to suspend 14 players on Monday for their involvement with the Biogenesis clinic, Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz said he hasn't decided whether he'd appeal if he were to be suspended, according to an ESPNDallas.com report.
The Rangers outfielder said he expects to be informed on Monday whether he will be suspended by Major League Baseball in connection with the league's investigation into the Florida-based clinic, Biogenesis. The clinic allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes including Cruz, Alex Rodriguez and other major leaguers.
If Cruz is suspended and appeals, he would still be able to play for the Rangers while his appeal is pending. Cruz said he was worried not only for his own fate but he's "definitely concerned" about the team, as well.
Cruz has hit a team-leading 26 home runs while driving in a team-high 75 RBI this year for the Rangers.
He commented on his impending suspension to ESPNDallas.com:
"Tomorrow it's going to happen," Cruz said before Sunday's game against Oakland. "Whatever my decision is going to be ... I haven't decided what it's going to be."