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8/5/2013 3:15 P.M. ET

Statement from the Texas Rangers

Arlington, Texas--The Texas Rangers today issued the following statement regarding Major League Baseball's 50-game suspension of Nelson Cruz:

"The Texas Rangers are disappointed that Nelson Cruz has violated the terms of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program resulting in his suspension. The Rangers' organization fully supports the MLB program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game. Per the protocol outlined in Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Rangers will have no further comment."

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