Nelson Cruz Welcomed Back From Suspension to Applause, Standing Ovation (Video)

Nelson Cruz is back in the lineup at just the right time. The Rangers took on the Rays on Monday night in a tiebreaker game to send one of the two teams to the playoffs with the American League’s final wild-card berth.

Cruz was back in the No. 6 spot in the batting order after serving a 50-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal, and the home crowd in Arlington welcomed him back like a king. Rangers fans greeted Cruz with a standing ovation in his first appearance at the plate.

Check out the warm welcome in the video below.