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Ron Washington praises Nelson Cruz

Updated: July 25, 2013, 12:16 PM ET
By Todd Wills | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington praised outfielder Nelson Cruz on Tuesday for the way he has handled playing baseball every day while the Biogenesis cloud hangs over him.

Cruz leads the Rangers with 23 home runs and 70 RBIs. He hit a home run in Monday's 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees, the same day Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun accepted a season-ending suspension for his role in the affair.

"I don't know what [Cruz is] going through because ...

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