Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta unlikely to play in postseason, per report

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Neither player is currently working out with their team, and both teams have added replacements through trades.

Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta are "highly unlikely" to appear in the postseason, reports Pedro Gomez of ESPN.

All of the suspended players have the option to work out with their teams, but would need to leave the ballpark when the gates open, according to Gomez. None of the suspended players are currently working out with their teams.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was non-committal about Peralta's chances of returning to the team, telling John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press, "That's not something we're going to tackle at this point. We don't have to make that decision. That's way down the road."

Detroit and Texas have both found replacements for their suspended players through trades. The Tigers added Jose Iglesias before the non-waiver deadline, while the Rangers completed a waiver trade for Alex Rios.

The San Francisco Giants faced a similar situation last year with Melky Cabrera; the Giants chose not to bring Cabrera back during the playoffs after he served his suspension.

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