‘‘Nothing’s been told to me,’’ Melky Cabrera said. ‘‘I served my suspension last year, but MLB has never told me that it’s OK now. I’m seeing it in the press, but I don’t know.’’
Texas was unable to find a replacement bat to fill the void a suspension of Cruz would create.
‘‘I don’t think anybody’s comfortable losing a significant part of your club, but it’s out of our control,’’ Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. ‘‘We explored some deal like that. They just didn’t come to a head. It wasn’t for lack of interest or lack of effort. It was more lack of supply and lack of fit, really.’’
AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley, AP Sports Writers Stephen Hawkins, Larry Lage and Bernie Wilson, and AP freelance writer Mark Didlter contributed to this report.