MLB Trade Rumors: Texas Rangers Want Alex Rios from Chicago White Sox

Jul 13, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios (51) walks onto the field in the eleventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during game one of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. The White Sox defeated the Phillies, 5-4 in eleven innings. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have been one of the most active teams in MLB trade rumors up to this point because of their supposed interest in Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs.

You can’t say the same for the Chicago White Sox, but it appears the Rangers are going to pull them into the realm of rumors anyway.

According to  ESPN Dallas’ Richard Durrett, the Rangers have a serious interest in obatining Alex Rios from the White Sox:

Among the possible candidates is Rios. The Rangers have reportedly been scouting the Chicago White Sox and Rios is a player they’ve certainly kept an eye on. Rios is hitting .270 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs. He’s also got 19 stolen bases. Against left-handed pitchers, Rios is hitting .294. He’s hit in the 3-hole for most of the season.

The interest makes all too much sense. Rios is an ultra-productive player outside of a recent slump and Durrett makes it sound as if the Rangers would not have to give up a lot to obtain him at this point.

Texas seriously needs a right-handed hitter and Rios fits the bill perfectly. Expect this one to heat up as we move closer to the deadline.

 

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Topics: Alex Rios, Chicago White Sox, MLB Trade Rumors, Texas Rangers

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