Alex Rodriguez remained the lone holdout while All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were among 12 players who accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball on Monday.
The Houston Astros erased a Texas lead thanks to a couple of throwing errors from the Rangers. They gave it right back after a botched grounder by second baseman Jose Altuve.
Fernando Martinez, Astros outfielder, has been implicated in the PED scandal surrounding a Miami-area clinic and could be handed a hefty suspension in the coming weeks.
Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.