The Rangers hold a $14-million option on Rios for 2015, but "it appears increasingly likely" the team will instead pay the $1-million buyout. Shin-Soo Choo is expected to shift to Rios' position next season.
"I'm just waiting to see what will happen," Rios said. "The team has to make the decision. You don't know if they are going to try going the free-agent route or go with a farm product. It's tough to tell."
Rios is questionable to play again this season due to a thumb injury.Analysis:
Baker indicated that he has improved but is not ready for a starting assignment. Bonilla delivered a quality start and earned a win in his first start Saturday.Analysis:
"We've just got to wait and see what happens," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's got a bullpen tomorrow. If he comes out of that all right, we'll have to schedule a simulated game."
The simulated game, which could come as early as Sunday morning, could be the precursor to getting Sanchez on the mound in a game before the season is over. He could start the team's penultimate game of the season next weekend if the Tigers were to have the division title wrapped up, though he would likely pitch just a few innings.Analysis:
Elias was removed from Tuesday's start due to left elbow stiffness. He'll end the year with a 3.85 ERA and 143:64 K:BB ratio in 163 2/3 innings.Analysis:
The news will keep Raburn from playing again this season, though the team hasn't made an official announcement on his status. Raburn finishes the year with a .200/.250/.297 line along with four home runs and 22 RBI in 195 at-bats.Analysis:
Arcia, who sustained the injury Monday, is on a seven-game hitting streak. Escobar suffered his injury Tuesday.Analysis:
The move pushes ace lefty Dallas Keuchel back to Saturday, giving him an extra day of rest.Analysis: