Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz will accept his 50-game suspension, according to multiple reports.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 5, 2013
Cruz will be a free agent this winter, so he has decided to get his Biogenesis punishment out of the way and enter the 2014 season with a clean slate.
The news of Cruz accepting the suspension was first reported by CBS Sports, Jon Heyman.
Cruz switched agents on Monday leading up to the suspension, from ACES, the agency headed by brothers Seth and Sam Levinson, to Adam Katz from the Wasserman Group.
The suspension will cost Cruz $60,439 per game, a total of $3.021 million of his $11 million base salary for 2013. Cruz will finish up the 2013 campaign having registered a .841 OPS with 27 home runs and 76 RBI in 108 games.