Alex Rios (ankle) returns to lineup

Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing the last three games with a sprained right ankle suffered in his first at-bat last Saturday in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Rios, who had his ankle wrapped Wednesday, is in right field and batting third against the New York Yankees. "I feel pretty good and I feel I can perform, and hopefully...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto interested in Alex Rios?

Trade rumors have been swirling around Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios since at least the end of June when the Rangers' monumental collapse became glaringly obvious. The Toronto Blue Jays are just the latest in a list of teams expressing interest in the 33-year-old outfielder. One difference is that Rios has previously played for the Blue Jays and the Jays could be interested...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

You’re Going the Wrong Way (The Royal Way)!

*Editor’s note, this piece was written last night before the game.  So some stats have slightly changed. Well, here we are. The place that no Royals fan ever wants to be, but all are familiar. A place that The Royals management and players promise not to take us to each year, yet where we inevitably end up. A place simply knows as not first. For 28 years, around this time, The...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios expected to return by Thursday

The Texas Rangers lost to the New York Yankees on Tuesday by the score of 2-1, in 14 innings. The loss dropped the Rangers to 40-60, last in the American League West. The Rangers, who are 29th in the league in ERA, allowed only two runs, but the offense left eight men on base. On the injury front, Alex Rios is expected to return Thursday from a right ankle injury he suffered on...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays showing interest in their former outfielder Alex Rios

In an interesting twist, the Blue Jays are showing interest in their former player Alex Rios, according to sources. Rios is one of the best hitters in a thin market for middle-of-the-lineup batters, so it shouldn't come as a surprise Toronto, with three key injuries hurting them now, would check in. Yet, it is a bit ironic since the Blue Jays were thrilled in 2009 when the White...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Royals interested in Alex Rios

The Kansas City Royals are interested in Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios as a possible acquisition to their corner outfield, to hopefully fix the
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Kansas City considering trade for Rangers' Alex Rios

The Kansas City Royals have been connected to some of the top available starting pitchers this month, but they are also in need of an offensive upgrade in order to jump back into the American League Central race.They are looking to add a bat and have considered Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios, according to Jon Heyman of / gettyimages.comEvan Grant of the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals considering Alex Rios, other bats to help sagging offense

The Royals are looking for corner bats as they try to fix their offensive woes and get back into the AL Central race, and Rangers right fielder Alex Rios is one player they've considered. Kansas City is 14th in the AL with a .687 OPS and 12th with 388 runs, so it understands it needs some help.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios sits with sprained ankle

The Texas Rangers unfortunately do not seem to have shaken the injury bug in the second half, with outfielder Alex Rios spraining his ankle on Saturday night, as reported by Chris Toman of Rios is out of the lineup on Sunday but manager Ron Washington told Toman that he hopes to have Rios back for the series against the Mets:"Right now, he's day to day,"...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas will keep its biggest stars, but markets strong for Rios, Soria

The Texas Rangers are conducting a sale of some premium players and are involved in discussions concerning very good players, such as re-emerging bullpen talent Joakim Soria and .300-hitting outfielder Alex Rios. But stars Yu Darvish and Adrian Beltre and very likely even cornerstone shortstop Elvis Andrus, too, won't be going anywhere. Teams have called about all three big...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Rick Hahn won’t say whether Sox are buying or selling

General manager Rick Hahn laughed when asked before the game Friday if the White Sox will be buyers or sellers leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. Then just after declining to answer the question, Hahn volunteered some information. “Look, we’re not where we need to be; we know that,” Hahn said. “We are realistic about where we are today. We are realistic about where...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Should Mets Navigate the Trade Deadline?

The Mets are in the middle of the pack in the division and the wild card race, and fans are taking sides on whether their Amazins should be buyers or sellers.  Let’s look at both sides and afterwards I will tell you why the Mets should hold on tight and not make any rash deals. The Mets Should Be Buyers: Being just seven games out of the division lead and with the wild card at...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for the Rangers. The veteran righthander is owed...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Hold Them, Fold Them or Trade Them ?

Now that a second wild card offers another route to October baseball, more Major League teams remain in contention later into the season. Mathematically, that is. This creates a dilemma for general managers of teams that enter the All-Star break under .500. They must determine whether to emerge as buyers or sellers for the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and even the August 31...
Via Baseball News Source
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers take eight-game slide into break

ARLINGTON, Texas -- At least the losing streak for the Texas Rangers takes a break Monday. It doesn't come to an end though, as the Los Angeles Angels handed Texas a 10-7 beating Sunday to extend the skid to eight games. Texas will now have four days because of the All-Star break to try and figure out a way to work itself out what has arguably been the worst first half of play...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners righty options may include Byrd, Willingham, Rios and Lake

Marlon Byrd has emerged as a possible option for the Mariners, who are looking to enhance their righthanded hitting production, but if Byrd can't be acquired, the fairly thin market still may offer Josh Willingham, Alex Rios and perhaps turnaround candidates like Junior Lake or Dayan Viciedo. The Mariners recently scouted Byrd, who is having a strong second straight season following...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Seattle looking for outfielders

What the Seattle Mariners are looking to do before August is add a right-handed hitter with some power. They have recently scouted Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd, but they are one of the four team's on his no-trade list, as Sports Rumor Alert's own Zach Morrison writes.If they fail to land Byrd, they could show interest in Josh Willingham, Alex Rios, and possibly...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Mariners Looking for an Outfielder

The Seattle Mariners have had a strong first half. If they were in the American League East, their 49-41 record would put them in a tie for first place. Unfortunately, the Oakland Athletics have had a sensational year and own baseball’s best record, a sterling 57-33. For all intents and purposes, the Mariners are in a battle for one of the two wild card spots. The Mariners...
Via Baseball News Source
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sink to bottom of MLB after getting swept by Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas --The fans of the Texas Rangers who were wondering when the club would hit rock bottom now have their answer. Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Houston -- which completed just the second-ever series sweep for the Astros over the Rangers – officially put Texas at the bottom.  The spiraling Rangers now have the worst winning percentage in all of baseball. The loss...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfield trade market bears watching

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington wasn't engaging in doublespeak when he said that all trades don't fit neatly into a "buyer's" bucket or "seller's" bucket. There are deals that a team can make that could help in the short term to bolster a team back in contention, but are designed more for their potential long-term impact. or example: With...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Marlon Byrd and Alex Rios

It’s only four weeks until the trade deadline. As of now there haven’t been any big moves, but players will be trading places soon enough. With the San Diego Padres deciding to extend outfielder Seth Smith, he’s off the trade block. Here are a couple of the more significant outfielders that will be available to a contending team. Alex Rios was moved last season, as the Chicago...
Via Baseball News Source
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Texas Could Trade Alex Rios

The Texas Rangers, even with an approximate $130.7 million payroll (according to, might be selling at this year's trade deadline. The team is currently sitting in fourth place in the American League West with a 37-43 record, 13 games behind the leading Oakland Athletics. One player that could be on the radar to be moved is outfielder Alex Rios, who has...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' unorthodox switch works out as young players show development in win over Twins

This says a lot about the state of the Rangers’ offense: Struggling, slumping Donnie Murphy hit fifth on Saturday because Alex Rios was in a pitched slump of his own. This says even more: With the game on the line, the Rangers pinch hit for Murphy with a 21-year-old who is even smaller and slimmer. And, you know what? It worked out perfectly, especially for a team trying to rebuild...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios making 2015 look like no-brainer for Rangers

To those who continue to buy into the idea that the Texas Rangers will be huge sellers at the trade deadline, consider the decision they face on Alex Rios. At this point, it’s not really so much of a decision as it is a slam dunk that the Rangers will pass on any offers for their right fielder and will then exercise the club-friendly option they hold on him. It has become an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Francona's challenge keeps Tribe out of potential tie

The Indians won their tenth one run ballgame on Sunday afternoon, and a challenge won by the Indians and Terry Francona could have kept the tying run off the board. In the eighth inning with the Tribe up 3-2, Texas right fielder Alex Rios drew a two out walk off Bryan Shaw. With a 1-1 count on Chris Gimenez, Rios broke for second but Gimenez fouled the pitch off. On the next pitch...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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