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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%: 92/61 | Average Draft Position: 62.58
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Alex Rios ends slumber at the plate with single, double


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Alex Rios is still waiting for his first home run since July 6, but the Rangers outfielder did emerge from a long slump Wednesday in Miami.

Rios managed his first multi-hit game since July 29 with a single and run in the first inning and two-run double in the second. He had been on a 6-for-50 slide.


It's 'thumbs-up' for Alex Rios against Marlins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is back in the lineup for the Wednesday game in Miami. Thumb ailments have limited him to just one at-bat since Sunday.

Rios hopes he can pick it up upon his return. He has not enjoyed a multi-hit game since July 29 and is 6 for 50 since.


Alex Rios strikes out in only at-bat Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios struck out in his only at-bat Tuesday after being scratched from the lineup with a thumb injury before the game.

Rios took the field as part of a double-switch in the bottom of the ninth and struck out in the top of the 10th. The Marlins broke through for a win in the next half-inning. Rios has hit .284/.313/.399 with four home runs, 49 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 444 at-bats.


Alex Rios scratched with thumb issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios was scratched with a thumb injury Tuesday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Rios has been dealing with the issue for a while, but has been able to play through it. He was unable to hit prior to the game Tuesday, which is why he was scratched. Rios is hitting .284/.313/.400 over 443 at-bats. 


Alex Rios returns to action Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios has returned to action Wednesday. 

Rios is dealing with an ankle injury. He's not ready to play the field just yet, so he'll serve as the designated hitter during Wednesday's game. Rios is hitting .293/.323/.414 over 423 at-bats.


Alex Rios expected to return to lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is expected to return to the starting lineup Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Rios could return to right field or fill the designated hitter slot. He could have to deal with the aftereffects of his sprained ankle all year, which would leave manager Ron Washington having to juggle DH time for both Rios and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo moving forward.


Alex Rios forced out yet again by ankle injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is out of the starting lineup yet again Tuesday against the Rays, the fourth game in five he has been forced to sit out due to an ankle injury.

Rios played in Sunday's game but was forced to leave as a result of the injury, which has bothered him since aggravating it last week. This issue has bothered him over the last three weks. 


Alex Rios could return as soon as Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios visited a specialist and could return to action as soon as Tuesday against Tampa Bay, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Rios suffered a setback in his first game back from injury on Sunday. He has missed four of the last five games. He hit .294 with four homers and 46 RBI in 422 at-bats.


Alex Rios absent from lineup against Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Rangers right fielder Alex Rios is set to sit again Monday against Tampa Bay with an ankle sprain that knocked him out of the Sunday game. He is set to be examined by a specialist.

Rios has added a slump to the power outage that has plagued him all season. He has just four hits in his last 29 at-bats.


Alex Rios suffers setback with ankle injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios left Sunday's game against the Astros after aggravating a right ankle sprain on a slide at the plate in the fourth inning. He will be further evaluated Monday.

Alex Rios to return to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios said and manager Ron Washington confirmed that Rios would definitely be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, MLB.com reports.

"He's playing tomorrow. No questions about it," Washington said Saturday. "He told you my thoughts before I even thought it. Definitely tomorrow. Just giving it a rest."

Rios has been out since Wednesday while nursing an ankle injury.


Alex Rios sidelined, as expected, Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) As expected, Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros, as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. Rios is expected to miss the weekend series as a result of the injury, which he aggravated Friday.  

Alex Rios aggravates ankle, likely out a few days


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios will be limited to pinch-hitting duties for the next few days, after re-aggravating a right ankle injury Friday, ESPN.com reports.

Rios is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros as a result of the injury, and his availability for the remainder of the series is in question. He initially suffered the ankle injury two weeks ago, an injury which cost him four games. 


Alex Rios set up for trade after clearing waivers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Rangers right fielder Alex Rios, who has suffered through a stunning power outage this season, has cleared revocable waivers and could be traded before the Aug. 31 deadline, per ESPNDallas.com.

Rios, whose suitors reportedly include the Giants, Mariners, Yankees, Reds and Royals, has just four home runs in 420 at-bats this season after averaging 18 over the last nine years. He has also slumped lately with three hits in his last 26 at-bats.


Report: Alex Rios placed on revocable waivers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios was placed on revocable waivers Tuesday, FOXSports.com reports.

Rios has been traded twice in his career after going on revocable waivers. He has hit .296/.326/.417 with four home runs, 44 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 412 at-bats. Rios is making $12.5 million this season and has a $13.5-million club option for next year with a $1 million buyout.


Alex Rios still wary of trade despite deadline passed


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The trade deadline has come and gone, but Rangers left fielder Alex Rios still believes he could be dealt away in a waiver deal. Such a swap has happened to him twice already in his career.

"I'm not off the hook yet," he told the Dallas Morning News. "But as of right now, I'm content to just focus on baseball. My duty is to come out and play the game."

Rios has played the game quite well this season, but with far less power than he had exhibited in the past. He has just four home runs nearly two-thirds into the season.


Alex Rios fine for Friday start against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Rangers left fielder Alex Rios has returned to the lineup for the Friday night game in Cleveland. He had been dealing with a quad ailment.

Rios has also been dealing with a power outage. He has just four home runs in 395 at-bats despite a .304 batting average.


Source: Giants, Rangers talking deal for Alex Rios


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) 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
(7/31/2014) 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
(7/31/2014) 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."