07:35 AM ET 12.20 | Earlier this week in Fort Worth, hundreds of fans turned out to see Nelson Cruz. The free-agent outfielder hopes he and the Texas Rangers can find an agreement that would keep him swinging for the fences at Rangers Ballpark, but didn't seem hopeful as he talked about the business side of baseball. General manager Jon Daniels, speaking earlier in the day in Dallas at the annual media holiday luncheon, didn't give much reason to be optimistic about a reunion either. ... "It's been tough, but I understand it's part of the process," said Cruz, who participated in a toy drive benefiting ACH Child and Family Services at an area T-Mobile store. "Hopefully, we'll work something out. It's something that's a fit for me and my family. We've talked. They say that they want me, but it's a business."