Missed chances doom Rangers against Houston

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers certainly had opportunities to extend their winning streak over the Houston Astros to 13-straight games. Maybe that would have been the case if Tanner Scheppers could have avoided the big inning, as Houston scored five times in the fourth inning Saturday. Maybe that would have been the case if Alex Rios wouldn't have run the Rangers out of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #36: Alex Rios | OF | TEX

I’ll never understand why Alex Rios isn’t a more sought-after commodity. He’s finished each of the last two seasons ranked 16th overall, and aside for an awful 2011 season, he’s been money in the bank every year of his career. He’s topped 30 combined HR and SB in seven of the last eight years and he’s topped 40 in five of the last six. When it comes to balanced counting...
Via Baseball Professor
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rios provides punch, but it's not enough to save Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas The Rangers acquired Alex Rios in mid-season to provide offense to help them make the playoffs. He did just that in Monday's AL Wild Card Tiebreaker. But Rios' RBI double in the sixth came up just short of being a home run, much like the Rangers came up just short of making the postseason in a 5-2 loss. "We fought. We fought very hard," Rios...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Rios hits for the cycle as Rangers trounce Astros (MLB Twitter Update)

All @arios51 needed to hit for the cycle was a triple and he got it! — MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2013 Pretty impressive for Alex Rios to pick up the cycle on his first four at bats. He finished his night 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBI. He joins Mike Trout and Brandon Barnes as the only players to hit for the cycle this season. Just an all around nice...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates and White Sox "close" on Rios

This could be a wild day:  Sounds like White Sox and Pirates are getting close on a deal for Alex Rios. Cash being worked on. Not sure if they can find a middle ground — David Kaplan (@thekapman) July 30, 2013 Kaplan is a Chicago area radio host.  I'm headed to the confocal micrscope for an hour to two. I'll do my best to stay abreast of things while...
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox trade deadline: three players that could depart

With the trade deadline approaching, the Chicago White Sox will be in sell mode as they prepare to acquire pieces for 2014.  As the White Sox build for the future, it is time to highlight some of their greatest assets which will most likely be traded at the deadline. 1. Alex Rios – After a bit of a slump going into the All-Star break and a benching by manager Robin Ventura mid...
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rios yanked for lack of hustle

The trade alarm sounded when the Chicago White Sox pulled right fielder Alex Rios from the lineup after six innings in Friday night's 6-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. But it was a false alarm. Rios was yanked from the game because of a lack of hustle when grounding into a double play in the fifth inning, the Chicago Tribune reports. "There are expectations, and we'...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh interested in Alex Rios

Alex Rios has been subject to trade rumors for the past month and it appears those rumors will not be slowing down any time soon. While we know that the Giants, Rangers and Diamondbacks have shown interest in White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, it looks like we can add another team to the list of teams interested in Alex Rios. The Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Rob Biertempfel...
Via MLB Injury News
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

D-Backs one of three teams scouting Alex Rios

With his club struggling over the last couple of weeks, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers may be looking to add another bat to the lineup.
Via One is the Loneliest Number
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire Angel Hernandez blows another call, Hawk Harrelson rightfully goes nuts (Video)

Another day, another blown call by MLB umpire Angel Hernandez at a critical juncture in a game. Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox were tied 3-3 with the visiting Miami Marlins and had loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning. White Sox batter Alex Rios hit a ground ball to shortstop and the Marlins turned the 6-4-3 double play. ...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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