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On Friday afternoon the Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. A deal between the two teams for Rios was considered unlikely after Texas claimed the 32-year-old on waivers earlier this week. The Rangers badly needed to add some outfield production, especially with All-Star Nelson Cruz suspended for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. At the time of his suspension, Cruz was leading the Rangers with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs. With David Murphy, Engel Beltre and Leonys Martin making up the team’s current outfield, there was no doubt the Rangers needed to find another bat. They’re obviously hoping Rios can boost the team’s production. Texas will receive Rios in exchange for a player to be named or cash. That player is expected to be shortstop Leury Garcia. Rios is currently hitting .277 with 12 home runs and 55 RBIs. He has an on-base percentage of .328, an OPS of .749 and his WAR currently sits at 1.0. He also has 26 stolen bases and has scored 57 runs. While those numbers won’t exactly blow anyone’s hair back, it’s impossible to overstate how badly the Rangers needed another right-handed bat. While Rios won’t set the world on fire, he is a two-time All-Star (2006, 2007) who can get hot and provides solid defense in the outfield. Rios is making $12.5 million this year, and is set to make $12.5 million in 2014. The Rangers will hold a club option on him for $13.5 million in 2015, with a $1 million buyout. Entering a four-game series at Houston starting Friday night, the Rangers have won nine of their last 10 games, and have made up six games in the American League West over that span. They are currently tied with the Oakland A’s for the division lead. The trade of Rios opens up a spot in the outfield for Avisail Garcia in Chicago. The White Sox acquired Garcia as part of the three-team trade that sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox. Garcia came to Chicago from the Detroit Tigers. The post Texas Rangers acquire Alex Rios from Chicago White Sox appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
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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...
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...
The Chicago White Sox, after declining to trade outfielder Alex Rios in July, might not trade him in August, either.
Rios has been claimed on waivers, according to major-league sources, but the chances of a deal probably would have been greater if he had cleared.
The Texas Rangers are the claiming team, according to the Dallas Morning News. The deadline for the White Sox to trade...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the trade waters.... the Mystery Team strikes again!
According to Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox placed outfielder Alex Rios on revocable waivers where he was claimed by The Mystery Team:
Sources: #WhiteSox’s Alex Rios claimed on waivers. Claiming team not known. Owed $13M next season with $13.5M club option in ’15. MORE...
White Sox outfielder Alex Rios was thought to be a player who was going to be dealt at the deadline, but teams were scared away by his lack of effort and he wasn't dealt. The White Sox recently placed Rios on waivers and he has gotten claimed.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that an unknown team has claimed Alex Rios on waivers. He said that a deal may happen, but...