Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 15 Hrs

Rios (thumb) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Rios has been out of action since Sept. 4 due to complications involving a bruised thumb. Although he seemed to be nearing a return, there was little incentive to push him with the team far out of the playoff hunt. Instead, the Rangers will play it cautiously with their $68 million man, waiting until next spring to allow him to return to action. In the meantime, Dan Robertson and Jake Smolinski should continue to see extra reps during the final part of the season.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 1 Day

Rios (thumb) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels.

The Rangers have not ruled Rios out for the season, but his availability over the final week remains uncertain. After having his sutures removed last week, Rios said that he intends to wait until the incision fully heals before returning to the lineup.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 2 Days

Rios (thumb) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Angels.

Rios' status for a return this season remains uncertain, as he has been adamant that he will wait until the incision fully heals before rejoining the lineup. He will miss his 13th straight start Friday.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 4 Days

Rios (thumb) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the A's.

It's been close to a week now since Rios had the stitches removed from his thumb, but his status for a return to the Rangers' lineup remains up in the air. The 33-year-old said last week that he wants to wait until the incision fully heals before returning to action, and would not commit to playing again this season.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 9 Days

Rios (thumb) indicated he wants his incision to fully heal before he rejoins the lineup, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Rios wouldn't commit to a return this season, though a lot of that will be determined once his thumb gets re-evaluated.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 9 Days

Rios (thumb) is out of the Rangers' lineup again Saturday.

Rios will miss an eighth straight start Saturday and it's uncertain whether he'll be available in any capacity for Sunday's series finale. The sutures were removed from Rios' thumb Friday, but the team has yet to elaborate on the results of his re-evaluation.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 9 Days

Rios (thumb) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Braves.

The thumb infection has already cost Rios six starts, and he'll sit again Friday as Michael Choice mans right field for Texas. Rios was to be re-evaluated after having his sutures removed Friday, and if he checks out OK, he could be cleared for action in short order.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 11 Days

Rios (thumb) was scheduled to have his sutures removed and will be re-evaluated, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Rios could presumably be cleared to game action if his infection has healed.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 16 Days

Rios will miss at least a week due to an infection in his bruised thumb, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Ryan Rua and Michael Choice will see at-bats in the corner outfield spots as a result.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 20 Days

Rios went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday in a 4-3 loss to the Royals.

Rios has been hampered by thumb and ankle injuries, leading to month where he slashed just .169/.188/.253, bringing his season average down from .300 to .279 since August 1.