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Alex Rios | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Rios admitted Wednesday that his bruised thumb is still an issue.
Rios' thumb has been a lingering issue for a while, but it doesn't sound like he plans to miss any more games. "I like to be on the field," Rios said. The outfielder is hitting just .155/.167/.225 this month. Aug 27 - 2:31 PM

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After sitting out Tuesday with a bruised thumb, Alex Rios returned to action Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Marlins.

Rios notched the first hit of the day with a sharp single in the first inning before plating two runs with a bloop double in the second. The two runs proved to be the winning margin for the Rangers. Rios' power has been a disappointment this season, but he's still hitting .286.
Aug 20 - 3:49 PM

Alex Rios returned to the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

Rios missed Tuesday's contest with a bruised right thumb, but he's fine now. The veteran outfielder is sporting a .284/.313/.399 batting line with four homers, 49 RBI and 16 steals this season.
Aug 20 - 12:46 PM

Alex Rios was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a bruised right thumb.

It's apparently been a lingering issue for the outfielder, and he was unable to take batting practice Tuesday. Although it doesn't appear at this point that a stint on the disabled list will be required, Rios seems likely to miss more than just a day. Jim Adduci took his spot in the lineup.
Aug 19 - 6:22 PM

Alex Rios (ankle) is back in the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday night versus the Rays.

It'll be the first start for Rios since he aggravated an ankle injury on Sunday afternoon. The 33-year-old outfielder cleared revocable waivers last week and could be dealt to a contender before the August 31 deadline.
Aug 13 - 4:38 PM

Alex Rios flew out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday.

Rios hasn't started since aggravating his right ankle injury on Sunday. He's expected back in the lineup Wednesday.
Aug 13 - 4:29 AM

Alex Rios (ankle) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Tuesday.

Rios is ready to play, but manager Ron Washington wanted to give him an extra day. He should be back in there Wednesday. "I just have to be smart," Rios said. "If it doesn’t feel good, taking a few days off may be a good thing. I don’t want to miss any more time, but you don’t want to go through the season with more pain than you have to."
Aug 12 - 7:07 PM

Alex Rios could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday after an MRI on his right ankle showed no significant damage.

Rios aggravated his ankle injury on Sunday, but it apparently wasn't a major setback. The Rangers outfielder could be traded to a contender this month if he shows he's healthy. He's batting .294/.324/.415 with four homers, 46 RBI and 16 steals this season.
Aug 11 - 10:10 PM

Alex Rios is still feeling soreness in his right ankle.

Rios returned to action Sunday, but didn't last four innings before injuring the ankle again. He's scheduled to see team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Monday night, after which we should know more about his status. The veteran outfielder cleared revocable waivers earlier this month, but he'll obviously have to prove his health for any team to want to trade for him.
Aug 11 - 4:27 PM

Alex Rios left Sunday's game versus the Astros after aggravating his right ankle injury.

Rios was making his first start since Wednesday, but he lasted not even four innings before departing. He'll be reevaluated on Monday. The dynamic outfielder cleared revocable waivers last week. This lingering ankle injury obviously won't help his trade value.
Aug 10 - 4:02 PM

Alex Rios is not in Friday's lineup after aggravating his right ankle injury.

Rios originally tweaked the ankle last month and apparently re-injured it recently. He's expected to miss a few days of action. Shin-Soo Choo is in right field Friday in Rios' place, with Daniel Robertson handling left.
Aug 8 - 4:26 PM

Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports that Rangers outfielder Alex Rios has cleared revocable waivers.

This means that the Rangers can discuss trade possibilities with any team. Rios, 33, is batting .293/.323/.412 with four home runs, 45 RBI, and 16 stolen bases over 110 games this season. His contract includes a $13.5 million club option for 2015.
Aug 7 - 4:56 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers have placed Alex Rios on revocable trade waivers.

Rios was tied to multiple teams in need of offense at the July 31 trade deadline and will draw a ton of interest if he passes through revocable trade waivers. But clubs can now block contenders from nabbing him. Rios is batting .296/.326/.417 with four home runs and 16 stolen bases in 109 games this season for Texas. The outfielder is making $12.5 million in 2014 and carries a $13.5 million club option for 2015.
Aug 5 - 5:52 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Giants and Rangers are discussing an Alex Rios swap.

The Rangers are amenable to picking up a portion of what remains of the outfielder's $12.5 million salary this season, and Rios' contract includes a reasonable $13.5 million club option for 2015. Rios is slashing a respectable .304/.335/.430 and would represent a nice fit for AT&T Park with his gap power and speed.
Jul 31 - 1:28 PM

Alex Rios left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch in the left quadriceps muscle.

Rios was hit in the third inning, and he was replaced by Dan Robertson in right field to start the fifth inning. Rios was hitless in one at-bat before exiting. The outfielder's name has been prevalent in trade rumors in recent days, so it may have been his last game as a member of the Rangers.
Jul 30 - 9:39 PM

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2B1Rougned Odor
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SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
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