Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 10 Hrs

Rios was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a bruised right thumb, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

This is the first word of any sort of thumb injury to Rios, but the issue has reportedly been lingering for several days now. Consider him day-to-day until the team provides additional information. Jim Adduci will occupy left field in his absence.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 6 Days

Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

An MRI was ordered after Rios aggravated an ankle injury during Sunday's game, and while the results were never formally disclosed, it's clear nothing too serious was found. He was able to pinch hit in Tuesday's game and will return to the lineup Wednesday to take on right-hander Chris Archer. However, Rios will serve as the designated hitter in his return, suggesting he's still not quite at 100 percent.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 7 Days

Rios (ankle) remains out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rays, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.

Rios underwent an exam on his right ankle Monday, but the results have yet to be revealed. Sitting for the fourth time in five contests, he'll hand over right field to Shin-Soo Choo, while J.P. Arencibia slots in as the DH.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 8 Days

Rios (ankle) could be back in the lineup as early as Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Rios underwent an MRI on his right ankle Monday night, but the results apparently show nothing more serious than the presumed sprain. There's a chance manager Ron Washington could still give him a precautionary day of rest Tuesday, but it appears the outfielder is in line for a return at some point early this week.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 8 Days

Rios will undergo an examination on his injured ankle Monday evening, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

After sitting out two games, Rios attempted to play Sunday but aggravated his ailing right ankle. The upcoming evaluation should shed light on his stay on the pine, including if a DL stint is required. In his place, Shin-Soo Choo is covering right field, J.P Arencibia hits in the three-hole.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 9 Days

Rios left the game after aggravating a right ankle injury Sunday and will be reevaluated Monday, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Rios has been dealing with an ankle injury since late July, but was in the lineup until Friday, when he aggravated the ankle issue. He attempted to play Sunday, but appears to have suffered another setback. He is officially listed as day-to-day, but his situation should be clarified after he is reevaluated Monday.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 10 Days

Rios (ankle) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

Rios missed the previous two games because of an aggravated right ankle injury, but appears healthy enough to return to the lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Astros. He will bat in the three hole for the Rangers on Sunday.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 10 Days

Rangers manager Ron Washington said that Rios (ankle) will start Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

Sitting for the second straight day Saturday, Rios was not used after Mike Carp left early with an injury of his own. Rios' expected return could shift Jim Adduci to left field for Sunday's series finale with Houston.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 11 Days

Rios (ankle) is out of Saturday's lineup against the Astros.

Rios missed Friday's contest after aggravating a right ankle injury that appears to be lingering into Saturday as well. Jim Adduci will slide over from left field to play right Saturday, while Mike Carp will take his place in left to complete the outfield.

Alex Rios RF/DH TEX 11 Days

Rios is not in the lineup Friday, due to an aggravated right ankle injury, the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports.

He is available off the bench Friday, but isn't expected to start for at least a couple days. He dealt with an ankle injury in late July, and while it's not clear how he aggravated it, the injury would help explain why he has been so mediocre of late. He has just three hits -- all singles -- over his last 26 at-bats, so hopefully a couple days off will help get him back on track. Shin-Soo Choo will start in right field Friday.