Nelson Cruz rejects qualifying offer

Updated: November 11, 2013, 6:50 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Outfielder Nelson Cruz has rejected the $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers.

The move was not a surprise to the Rangers, who expected Cruz to test the open market as a free agent.

Cruz, 33, hit .266 with 27 homers and 76 RBIs in 109 games in 2013. He missed 50 games as he served a suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. He returned for Game 163 and was 0-for-4 in the Rangers' wild-card tiebreaker loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

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