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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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The Rangers are unsure when Alex Rios (thumb) will be ready to return to the lineup.
Rios hasn't played since September 4 due to a nagging right thumb injury and it's possible he won't return at all this season. He did travel with the club on their current road trip, but his status is very much up in the air. With Michael Choice (hamstring) also done for the season, the Rangers started Daniel Robertson in right field Tuesday. Sep 16 - 10:52 PM

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Alex Rios went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

Rios doubled among his three hits, his 30th double of the year. After dealing with an ankle injury, the stolen base was nice to see. The steal was his first since July 13 and his 17th of the year. Rios has been plagued by a number of bumps and bruises this season, and his .282/.313/.402 line reflects his ailments.
Sep 2 - 11:20 PM

Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Rios also doubled in the game, something of a trend for him -- he's now got six doubles in his last nine games, and 29 doubles on the year. The outfielder is hitting .280/.310/.400 with 53 RBI and 54 runs scored overall.
Aug 31 - 6:34 PM

Alex Rios went 1-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored in his return to action on Friday.

Rios sat out the previous couple of games due to his bruised thumb giving him trouble yet again. It has been a bit of a disappointing season for the dynamic outfielder who is hitting .280/.309/.399 with just four home runs and 52 RBI.
Aug 30 - 5:18 AM

Alex Rios (thumb) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Thursday.

Rios wanted to play, but manager Ron Washington elected to hold him out one more day. The outfielder is expected back in action on Friday. Jim Adduci is in right field Thursday in Rios' place.
Aug 28 - 6:13 PM

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

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

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LF1Shin-Soo Choo
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RF1Alex Rios
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