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White Sox general manager Rick Hahn must really want to watch an interesting stretch run.
The White Sox aided another playoff contender Friday when they sent outfielder Alex Rios to the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later. Chicago now has its fingerprints all over the American League pennant race — even if it isn’t going to be involved — and also has some sense of direction.
The Rios trade is one that should work out for both sides, even if the Rangers enjoy the more immediate impact. Rios certainly won’t replace the recently suspended Nelson Cruz’s power, but he’s a respectable replacement for the Rangers All-Star. Rios’ average (.277) and on-base percentage (.328) are in line with Cruz’s marks — .269 average and .330 on-base percentage — and Rios will add an element of speed, both on the bases and in the field. Rios has swiped 26 bases this season, and he undoubtedly represents a defensive upgrade.
The trade is also a good one for Texas because Rios isn’t just a ren...
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Today a "mystery team" claimed White Sox outfielder Alex Rios on waivers and that team has been revealed. The Texas Rangers, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, were the team who claimed White Sox outfielder Alex Rios on waivers.
Just because the Rangers claimed Rios on waivers doesn't mean a deal will get done. Rios has an expensive contract that...
Alex Rios has moved from one of the worst teams in the American League to one of the best, and he couldn't be happier about it.
Rios, who was acquired by Texas from the Chicago White Sox on Friday, joined the Rangers on Saturday and was inserted into the lineup against the Houston Astros batting sixth and playing right field.
''It's an exciting move, it is a refreshing...
Adam Dunn is owed a lot of money so it should come as little surprise that he cleared waivers.
Dunn can now be traded to any team but with $20 million left on the books that is no small task.
Baltimore and Texas are two teams who could be a landing spot for Dunn – if they can work out the money issues with Chicago.
Dunn is hitting just .227 on the season with 26 home runs and 69...
Jon Daniels should report straight to Las Vegas. After what he did to the Chicago White Sox on Friday, the Rangers president of baseball operations should consider the World Series of Poker.
The Rangers sent out signals Thursday that a trade for White Sox outfielderAlex Rios was unlikely after they had claimed him off waivers. But all the while, Daniels had a suspicion the White...
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox, beefing up their outfield for the stretch run with All-Star Nelson Cruz suspended.
The White Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash. The teams announced the move on Friday.
The Rangers, who began the day a percentage point behind Oakland for the AL West lead, were looking for help...
The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Alex Rios and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Rangers will make an additional move with the 25-man roster when Rios reports.
Rios 32 has batted .277 with 12 home runs 22 doubles and 55 RBI in 109 games for Chicago this season. He ranks among American League...
It’s an off day for the Chicago White Sox, but it’s turning out to be one of the biggest news days of the year for the team. Earlier this afternoon, outfielder Alex Rios was claimed by the Texas Rangers, while Casper Wells was claimed and will be joining the Philadelphia Phillies.
Rios’ case is much different than Wells’ at this point, as the White Sox would probably...
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Texas Rangers have played some inspired baseball since the All-Star break going 9-1 in their last ten ball games despite losing Nelson Cruz for the rest of the season because of Biogenesis investigation. The Rangers’ general manager John Daniels has taken notice of his ball club erasing a four game Oakland lead and now sees his team tied at the...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Alex Rios starred in his Texas debut, tying the game with an RBI triple in the eighth inning and scoring the go-ahead run to help the Rangers to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Elvis Andrus added a two-run homer as the Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high six games.
Rios, who was acquired from the Chicago White...
via i70baseball.com In this week’s Triple Play, we look at the hottest of several scorching Braves hitters, a closer who can’t put nor shut up, the man tasked with replacing Nelson Cruz, and plus more items like our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch and the Ichiro Hit Tracker. Off we go:
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