Found July 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Rios
The Texas Rangers, who have been looking for an offensive upgrade, have their eyes on a very coveted hitter. They have been "actively talking" to the White Sox about outfielder Alex Rios, according to TR Sullivan of MLB.com. Another reason the Rangers are looking for a bat, is that they are concerned about Nelson Cruz possibly being suspended in the Biogenesis case. While they are looking for a bat to upgrade the offense, losing a guy like Cruz and not having a replacement for him would be devastating for the Rangers. Rios is signed through next year at a price of 12.5 million, so he wouldn't be a two month rental. Rios is a guy that could really boost the Rangers offense, as he can hit for power and hit for contact. On the year, Rios is hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI's in 95 games. He can play multiple outfield positions, so if Cruz does get suspended, they would have his replacement. Trading for Rios is smart, as they have a need for another hitter. While Rios isn't a top five outfielder, he could really boost the Rangers' chances of going deep into the playoffs. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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