No promised land for Cruz, Rangers

Suspended DH welcomed back, can't help teammates advance to postseason

Updated: October 1, 2013, 4:02 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Nelson Cruz stepped into the batter's box Monday night for the first time since Aug. 4, he received a standing ovation from the white towel-waving throng of more than 42,796 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

You would have thought Cruz was returning to the lineup from a serious injury, not a 50-game suspension for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy.

But this is America, a country founded on religious tenets, and we love forgiving folks.

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