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51 Alex Rios RF
Height/Weight: 6-5/210 | Birthdate: 2/18/1981 | Birthplace: Coffee, AL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $12,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/97 | Average Draft Position: 62.53
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Alex Rios hitting third, Prince Fielder batting cleanup vs. Houston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) With Adrian Beltre out of the lineup, the Rangers will go with outfielder Alex Rios batting third and first baseman Prince Fielder batting cleanup in the lineup Friday against Houston, ESPN Dallas reports.

"Rios has hit fourth a little bit in his career, but he's not a fourth hitter," manager Ron Washington said. "I want to put him somewhere where he's comfortable. I just switched them."

Alex Rios homers in three-hit debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios had a strong offensive performance in Monday's opener, going 3 for 5 with a home run, three runs and three RBI in his team's 14-10 loss to the Phillies.

Rios was a fast starter last season as well, putting together a 10-game hitting streak that included 16 total hits and four home runs. He went on to hit .278/.324/.432 with 18 home runs, 81 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 616 at-bats last season.


Alex Rios able to return Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is in the team's starting lineup Thursday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Rios has been dealing with an oblique injury, and wasn't expected to return until Saturday. He'll hit fifth and play right field. Rios hit .278/.324/.432 in 616 at-bats last year.


Rangers duo targeting Saturday for game action


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) The Rangers have targeted the Saturday game against Oakland for the return of two key players to the lineup. Both outfielder Alex Rios (right oblique) and catcher Geovany Soto (left foot) are slated to play.

Soto has yet to play in spring training while recovering from foot surgery. He is in a race to be ready to assume the starting job on opening day. Rios has been out for a week with a rib cage injury.


Rangers 'waiting' on Alex Rios to tell them he's ready to play


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios remains sidelined with a strained intercostal muscle in his right rib cage. He has been out since March 4, but Rios is taking batting practice.

"We're waiting for him to tell us when he is ready," assistant general manager Thad Levine said, per MLB.com.


Muscle issue has Alex Rios sidelined again on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) An intercostal muscle injury has cost Rangers outfielder Alex Rios a fifth consecutive game. He was sidelined again on Monday.

Assistant general manager Thad Levine told the Dallas Morning News that the team is simply moving with precaution. He added that Rios would probably be playing through the injury if this was the regular season.


Alex Rios sidelined by rib injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is not expected to be available to play before Sunday due to a strained muscle in his right ribcage, MLB.com reports.

Rios is 4 for 10 with one walk and two stolen bases in four games this spring.


Alex Rios day to day with oblique strain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is day to day with an oblique strain, according to the Star-Telegram.

The injury is considered mild, and Rios will only miss a few days. Oblique issues can become serious, so the team will likely be pretty cautious with Rios. He hit .278/.324/.432 in 616 at-bats last year.


Alex Rios singles in spring game Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios went 1 for 3 while serving as the team's designated hitter in Friday's 11-1 loss to the Royals.

Rios has been dealing with soreness in his big toe that's the result of chronic turf toe. "It was been an issue for seven years and it's not going to go away," he told MLB.com Friday. "I've learned how to manage it and I've learned how to play with it."

Rios received an anti-inflammation injection to help alleviate the soreness. He looking to improve on last year's .268/.297/.366 mark with the Rangers in 112 at-bats.


Alex Rios to DH Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios will play designated hitter Friday.

Rios was dealing with a toe injury during camp, but was cleared for baseball activities Monday. The team is probably just trying to make sure he doesn't push it too hard early. Rios hit .278/.324/.432 in 616 at-bats last year.


Alex Rios cleared for baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios, who has been sidelined for three days because of a sore big toe on his left foot, has been cleared for baseball activities, per MLB.com.

Alex Rios dealing with toe soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is dealing with a sore big toe on his left foot, which has plagued him since his time playing on artificial turf in Toronto, MLB.com reports.

"I've had to deal with this for seven years going back to Toronto," Rios said. "When it comes up, it takes a couple of days to go away. When it hurts, it's bad."

The minor injury won't hurt Rios' preparation for the 2014 season. Splitting 2013 between Chicago and Texas, Rios hit .278/.324/.432 with 18 home runs, 81 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 616 at-bats. He also hit .280/.315/.457 after landing with the Rangers but struggled at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (now called Global Life Park in Arlington), hitting just .268/.297/.366 in 112 at-bats.


Rangers manager projects 2014 lineup/batting order


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington provided his projected lineup/batting order for the 2014 season, according to ESPN.

Washington has penciled left fielder Shin-Soo Choo into the leadoff spot. He will be followed by shortstop Elvis Andrus, first baseman Prince Fielder, third baseman Adrian Beltre, right fielder Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, catcher Geovany Soto, second baseman Jurickson Profar and center fielder Leonys Martin.


Alex Rios hits for the cycle


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios became the third player this season to hit for the cycle Monday in a blowout victory over the Astros. The first Texas player since Adrian Beltre to accomplish the feat, Rios recorded his in six innings. 

He went 4 for 4 with his 18th home run coming for a solo shot in the fourth inning. He hit his 30th double and fourth triple in the game and scored three runs. He drove in four overall and has 76 RBI on the year to go with his .280 batting average. 

Rios has hits in seven of his last 10 games but his average has actually dropped a small percentage point over that span. 


Alex Rios homers, steals base in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios contributed to a big Rangers win Thursday, going 2 for 5 with a home run and a stolen base as the Rangers rolled over the Rays, 9-2.

Rios has four homers and six steals over 69 at-bats in September. He owns a .278/.326/.428 line with 17 home runs, 72 RBI and 38 stolen bases in 575 at-bats between the Rangers and White Sox.


Alex Rios posts three hits against Pirates


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios posted a three-hit game in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Rios finished 3 for 5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Rios has an .864 OPS (132 OPS+) in 109 at-bats for Texas compared to just a .749 mark (98 OPS+) in 430 at-bats for the White Sox prior to being traded.

Alex Rios records three hits


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios had a three-hit game Monday night in Oakland. Rios went 3 for 4 in the loss to the A's.

Rios doubled among his three hits and is batting .278 on the season. He's hit in four straight games and has gone 6 for 15 over that stretch with two doubles. He has 33 stolen bases on the year.

Alex Rios drives in two


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios drove in two runs Monday against the Mariners.

Rios went 2 for 4, with a single and a double. He finished the game with one run scored and two RBI. Rios is hitting .277/.324/.418 in 491 at-bats. 


Alex Rios has four hits in first two games with Texas


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Rangers new addition Alex Rios had another two-hit game in his second contest with his new team Sunday at Houston. Rios drove in a run in the 6-1 victory. 

Rios finished 2 for 4 and had an RBI double in the sixth inning. He scored twice in the game and is batting .281 on the season. 

Coming over from Chicago, Rios has gone 4 for 7 with a walk, double, triple, three runs scored and two RBI in two games with the Rangers. He's driven in 57 runs on the year. He's also among the leaders with 26 stolen bases. 


Rios' move to Texas can't hurt his value


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/9/2013) Even though he's in the "down" part of his up-again, down-again power cycle, Alex Rios has had a productive Fantasy season so far this year. He's been a top 20 outfielder in standard Rotisserie and Head-to-Head formats, and that shouldn't change now that he's been moved by the White Sox to the Rangers.

Though Rios has mashed only 12 home runs, he has helped Fantasy owners with 26 stolen bases and 22 doubles. The latter total should rise at a faster rate in Texas, as Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has been a better doubles park than U.S. Cellular Field. Rios could also get more run-scoring opportunities in the Rangers' lineup.

Rios is starting in nearly all leagues on CBSSports.com, and this move doesn't affect his must-start status. He has one year remaining on his current contract, so assuming Rios stays with the Rangers, his keeper value is slightly enhanced.


Alex Rios shipped to Texas


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2013) Despite reports that a deal was unlikely, the White Sox agreed to trade outfielder Alex Rios to the Rangers Friday, as first reported by CSNChicago. Rios was claimed off waivers by the Rangers earlier in the week, and a deal was worked out prior to Friday's deadline.

The White Sox will receive either a player to be named later or cash in exchange for Rios, who has two years and $26 million remaining on his contract.


Deal sending Alex Rios to Rangers unlikely


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) A deal sending White Sox outfielder Alex Rios to the Rangers is unlikely, MLB.com reports. Rios was claimed off revocable waivers by the Rangers this week, and the two sides have until Friday to work out a deal.

The two teams discussed a Rios trade before the July 31 trading deadline but couldn't come to terms on a deal. Rios has hit .277/.328/.421 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 430 at-bats.


Alex Rios claimed by Rangers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) White Sox outfielder Alex Rios has been claimed by the Rangers, according to the Dallas Morning News. 

The White Sox can make three moves now. They can attempt to work out a deal with the Rangers for Rios, let Rios go to the Rangers for nothing or pull Rios off waivers. If they choose to let Rios go for nothing, they would be able to rid themselves of his salary. Rios is slated to make $13 million next year. If they choose the third option, Rios would not be able to be pulled back from waivers.

Rios is hitting .277/.328/.421 in 430 at-bats. 


Alex Rios claimed on waivers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) White Sox outfielder Alex Rios has been claimed on waivers, according to FoxSports.com.

The team that claimed Rios is not known at this time. Rios was considered a strong trade candidate at the deadline, but a deal did not materialize. He's owed $13 million in 2014, and has a $13.5 million option for 2015. 

Rios is hitting .277/.328/.421 in 430 at-bats. 


Alex Rios with big offensive night


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) White Sox outfielder Alex Rios had a nice performance in an easy win over the Yankees Monday night. Rios went 2 for 4 with four RBI and a stolen base.

Rios drove in a run with a first-inning single to right. He added a single to center to plate two runs in the second and a bases-loaded walk for another RBI in the third to make it 7-0 White Sox.

Rios, who stole his 25th base, scored and added a walk. He's batting .276 on the season. The 32-year-old has hit in seven straight games with six RBI over that span.