The Texas Rangers were at one point considering pursuing outfielder Alex Rios of the Chicago White Sox, but not any more. The Rangers desperately need some offensive help as their bats have quieted down. With a potential suspension coming for Nelson Cruz they could need an outfielder as well.
Alex Rios could’ve been that guy but not anymore according to Jeff Wilson of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
#Rangers no longer seriously pursuing Alex Rios as trade deadline nears. GM Jon Daniels doesn’t expect to make big splash.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) July 29, 2013
The Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Wilson not to expect a big splash from Jon Daniels. That reiterates comments that Daniels made on 105.3 FM the Fan’s “Ben and Skin Show” last week.
There is still a market for Rios, the Kansas City Royals are a team that is interested. The Pittsburgh Pirates were another team interested at one point in time.
Pirates have definitely had interest in Alex Rios. White Sox had Kenny Williams in watching AA Altoona team.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 28, 2013
At 32 years old, Rios is batting .272 and has 12 homers and 22 stolen bases through 100 games this season. The non-waiver trade deadline is this Wednesday, July 31st.