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Nelson Cruz apologizes for 'mistake'

Updated: August 31, 2013, 12:53 AM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Suspended slugger Nelson Cruz hit several batting practice pitches over the left-field fence in the general direction of the temperature sign showing an even 100 degrees.

The Texas Rangers right fielder is headed to the Arizona instructional league with the idea of being ready if his AL West-leading team is in the playoffs when his 50-game suspension ends on the final day of the regular season.

Cruz wants to play in the postseason, and said so Friday in ...

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