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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%: 98/68 | Average Draft Position: 62.63
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Source: Giants, Rangers talking deal for Alex Rios


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:24 pm ET) The Giants and Rangers are in the midst of ongoing trade talks involving Texas outfielder Alex Rios, a source told FOX Sports.

Report: Bevy of teams eyeing Alex Rios


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:16 pm ET) Several teams have expressed an interest in Rangers right fielder Alex Rios, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Among them are the Mariners, Indians, Giants, Royals and Reds.

Rios has experienced a serious power outage this season with four home runs in 394 at-bats. But he still owns a strong stat line of .304/.335/.430. His batting average has been above .300 since May 20 and he has racked up 22 doubles and eight triples.


Alex Rios, Neal Cotts likely on move from Texas


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:53 am ET) The Rangers are expected to be very active ahead of Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, FOXSports.com reports.

According to the report, the Rangers were aggressively trying to move outfielder Alex Rios and reliever Neal Cotts Thursday morning. Both players have been linked to trade rumors leading up to the deadline, with the Rangers well out of the race during an injury-plagued season. 


Alex Rios hit by pitch, exits game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios was removed from Wednesday's game after being hit in the left quadriceps muscle by a pitch, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Rios' name has come up in trade rumors this month, and it's possible the team doesn't want to risk further injury by having him play after getting plunked. He has hit .304/.335/.430 with four home runs, 43 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 395 at-bats.


Report: Royals shying away from Alex Rios


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Despite rumors otherwise, the offensively challenged Royals have decided that Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is not a good fit financially, according to ESPN.

"They can't take on a lot of money for anything," one source noted.

If that's true, Kansas City might not seek to land a bat until August, after the trading deadline, when the cost is lowered by a lack of salary commitments.

The Royals might have also been encouraged by the torrid series against Cleveland just completed by designated hitter Billy Butler and the continued production of Lorenzo Cain.


Report: Four teams have inquired about Alex Rios


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) The Mariners, Giants, Yankees and Reds have all inquired about trading for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios, sources told FOX Sports. Rios entered play Sunday batting .299 with four home runs, eight triples, 21 doubles, 43 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 100 games.

Report: Yankees might trade for outfielder before deadline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd and Rangers outfielder Alex Rios are a few players the Yankees are considering as trade targets as the July 31 non-waiver deadline looms, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Though, the Yankees might prefer Willingham the most because of his contract situation. Still, Byrd and Rios haven't been ruled out.


Alex Rios: Trade talks no part of struggles on field


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios has denied a report citing an unnamed friend as indicating that trade talks have negatively affected his performance. He is batting just .247 with a .266 on-base percentage over the last month, but has stated that trade rumors have not played a part.

"I don't know where that comes from," he told the Dallas Morning News. "It's something I haven't said. It does not affect me in the field. Sure you think about it, in that you see your name out there or you hear people talking about it, but to say it has an impact, that's just an excuse."


Alex Rios overcomes ankle problem to return to Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rangers left fielder Alex Rios has returned to the lineup for the Wednesday game against the host Yankees after being sidelined since Saturday with an ankle issue.

Rios has been one of the few healthy bright lights for Texas this season with a stat line of .302/.330/.435, though he has a disappointing four home runs in 368 at-bats.


Alex Rios, Jake Smolinski expected to be available Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Rangers expect outfielders Alex Rios and Jake Smolinski to both be available Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Rios was out of the lineup for a third straight day Tuesday while nursing a sprained ankle, but he said he's ready to return. "It felt good," Rios said before the game. "I know Wash wanted to give me an extra day, but I'm ready. I expect to be as good as ever."

Smolinski was removed from Monday's game after fouling a ball off his foot. "As of right now, it's nothing to be concerned about," manager Ron Washington said Tuesday of Smolinski's injury. "It's just sore where it hit off his foot."


Ankle still keeping Alex Rios out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, as he continues to deal with an ankle injury.

Rios has missed three starts as a result of the injury, but is expected back before the end of the series Thursday.  


Rangers expect Alex Rios back during series


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios was able to work out prior to Tuesday's game in New York, and CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports he is expected to return from an ankle injury at some point during the team's current series.

Rios was forced out of the lineup Sunday and Monday due to an ankle injury, but should return before Thursday's series finale. It is not clear whether he will play Tuesday, however.


Report: Blue Jays among teams interested in Alex Rios


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Blue Jays have expressed interest in outfielder Alex Rios, according to a report from CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Blue Jays are dealing with injuries to the starting lineup, and could have interest in re-acquiring Rios, who spent parts of six seasons with the Blue Jays earlier in his career. He is hitting .302/.330/.435 in 96 games for the Rangers this season, with four home runs and 42 RBI.

The Royals and Mariners have also expressed interest in Rios, who has a team option worth $13.5 million for next season. 


Royals considering Alex Rios


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The slumping Royals are considering trading for Rangers right fielder Alex Rios, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rios would boost Kansas City's offense, but he's scheduled to make $12 million this year and has a $13.5 million option for 2015.

According to Heyman, Rios also has a limited no-trade list of six teams to which he can block trades.


Rangers optimistic about Alex Rios


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington said outfielder Alex Rios, who sat out Sunday with a sprained right ankle, is showing significant improvement.

"His ankle is much better than it was [Saturday] when he left [the game]," Washington told MLB.com. "Get the swelling out of there a little more. Get treatment the whole day [Sunday], probably get treatment all day on Monday."

Rios has appeared in 96 games this season and appears on track to play Tuesday against the Yankees.


Alex Rios out until Tuesday with ankle problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) An ankle ailment that has White Sox outfielder Alex Rios sidelined Sunday against Houston will keep him out at least until Tuesday. The team opens a series in New York against the Yankees on Monday.

Rios left the Saturday game during his first at-bat with the injury. He twisted the ankle in the batter's box.


Shin-Soo Choo, Alex Rios both out in Canada


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rangers outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Alex Rios are both sitting Sunday in Toronto.

The latter is out with an ankle injury while Choo is simply getting a rest. The All-Star break did not help Choo emerge from an extended slump. He is 0 for 8 against the Blue Jays and hasn't had a hit since July 10.


Alex Rios exits mid-AB with ankle sprain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays during his first at-bat, due to an ankle injury.

Rios was replaced mid-at-bat by Daniel Robertson, after he twisted his ankle in the batter's box. Rios had X-rays taken on the ankle during the game, which came back negative. He is considered day to day moving forward. 


Alex Rios drives in three


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios hit a two-run double and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Angels, giving him 42 RBI at the All-Star break. Rios went 2 for 3 with a run scored and is batting .305/.333/.440.

In his last three games, Rios is 5 for 11 with two stolen bases.


Rangers to consider deals for 'core-type' players


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) The Rangers will consider what their "core-type" players will bring back in a trade, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Realistically, the leaves Elvis Andrus and Alex Rios are the most likely to be moved. The team could also see what Adrian Beltre will bring back in a potential deal. Both Andrus and Beltre are owed a significant amount of money going forward, and it's possible the team would have to cover some salary in deals for either player. General manager Jon Daniels said the team is in a position to make some deals, but hedged by saying "there is no rule you have to make a major change before the deadline."


Alex Rios, Michael Choice ejected for arguing balls and strikes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) The Rangers were unhappy with the work of home plate umpire Vic Carapazza Saturday, as two players were tossed from the team's game against the Angels.

Designated hitter Alex Rios was ejected in the fourth inning and outfielder Michael Choice followed his lead in the 10th. Both players were tossed for arguing balls and strikes, though Choice's came after he struck out looking.  


Alex Rios keeps racking up multi-hit games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios went 2 for 6 with three RBI during Sunday's 12-4 win at Detroit. Rios had an RBI single in the first inning and added a two-RBI triple in a five-run fifth inning.

Rios has produced multi-hit games in five straight appearances and has hit safely in eight straight games. He is batting .389 (14 for 36) with two triples, two doubles and eight RBI during his hitting streak.


Collision, head injury has Daniel Robertson out of game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) A collision with teammate Alex Rios has knocked Rangers outfielder Daniel Robertson out of the Thursday game against Detroit. He was hurt while diving for a ball when Rios nailed him in the head trying to make the play.

Robertson managed his third hit in 20 at-bats this season with a single to lead off the game.


Alex Rios knocks solo home run in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Astros Wednesday.

Rios kicked off the scoring with a second-inning home run, but he wasn't able to do anything over the remainder of the game. He has hit .306/.343/.459 with three home runs, 21 RBI and seven stolen bases in 157 at-bats.


Alex Rios reaches base four times in win over Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios reached base in all four of his plate appearances on Thursday against Colorado.

Rios, who entered Thursday on an 0-for-11 slide, doubled in the second and singled in the sixth. He finished 2 for 2 with two walks and a run scored in a 5-0 win. He is hitting .311 with nine doubles, two triples, two homers, five stolen bases and 17 RBI in 135 at-bats.