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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mariners, Giants, Yankees and Reds are among the teams that have checked in on the availability of Rangers outfielder Alex Rios.
The Blue Jays had been previously reported as a possible suitor for the veteran outfielder, but their interest is said to be fleeting. Rios has six teams on a no-trade list which includes the Yankees.
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Alex Rios had an RBI single, a walk, and a run scored in Friday's win against the A's.
It was his first RBI since returning from the All-Star break. Rios has surfaced in trade rumors in recent days, but the Rangers would likely have to be overwhelmed to deal him. His contract includes a reasonable $13.5 million club option for 2015, which is almost certain to be picked up.
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Alex Rios (ankle) went 1-for-2 in the Rangers' rain-shortened loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.
Rios had missed a couple of games due to soreness in his right ankle. The 33-year-old outfielder is batting .303/.331/.435 with four home runs and 16 stolen bases in 97 games this season and is likely to be shopped by the Rangers at the July 31 trade deadline. The Blue Jays and Royals are among the teams with reported interest.
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Alex Rios returned to action on Wednesday July 23.
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Alex Rios (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Rios tested out his sore right ankle prior to Tuesday's game and said he's fine, but Rangers manager Ron Washington elected to hold the outfielder out for a third straight game. "It felt good," Rios said. "I know Wash wanted to give me an extra day, but I'm ready. I expect to be as good as ever."
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are showing interest in re-acquiring Rangers outfielder Alex Rios.
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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Royals are considering a trade for outfielder Alex Rios.
Kansas City's offense ranks second-to-last in the major leagues in OPS and Rios could provide a boost. The 33-year-old outfielder is hitting .302/.330/.435 with four home runs and 16 stolen bases in 96 games this season for the Rangers, who are paying him $12.5 million in 2014 and hold a $13.5 million club option on him for 2015.
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Rangers manager Ron Washington indicated Sunday that Alex Rios (ankle) will likely sit out until at least Tuesday.
Rios is sitting Sunday after exiting Saturday's contest with a sore right ankle, and he's not expected to play Monday, either. "I don't think tomorrow, but Tuesday could be an option," Washington said of Rios. "The ankle is a lot better, a lot better. We'll use today to get some more swelling out of it and tomorrow for treatment and hope he's ready to go on Tuesday." Daniel Robertson is in right field Sunday in Rios' place.
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Alex Rios was removed from Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the first inning after twisting his ankle on a foul ball.
He was replaced in the lineup by Daniel Robertson. It doesn't sound like the type of injury that will warrant a trip to the disabled list, so Rios should be considered day-to-day.
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Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Rios delivered an RBI sacrifice fly in the first and a two-run double in the third inning, giving him 42 RBI on the year. The outfielder has been one of the lone bright spots in what's been a forgettable year for the Rangers. Rios is hitting .305/.333/.440 with 16 steals and 41 runs scored heading into the All-Star break.