May 18, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (51) reacts during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Rios rumors: Toronto Blue Jays interested in trade

For six seasons, outfielder Alex Rios called the Toronto Blue Jays home. It’s where he made his Major League debut and it might be where he’s playing once the 2014 MLB trade deadline concludes.

For whatever reason, the Texas Rangers have put Alex Rios on the market and multiple teams like the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners have show interest in the 33-year-old veteran. But they’re not alone as the Blue Jays have apparently throw their hat in the ring as well, this according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

In an interesting twist, the Blue Jays are showing interest in their former player Alex Rios, according to sources.

Rios had some very productive seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays but seemed to fall off a bit once he was acquired by the Chicago White Sox. Things quickly turned the corner though after he was traded to the Texas Rangers who seem to be interested in getting something in return for the outfielder rather than having to decide about his upcoming $13.5-million dollar team option.

Alex Rios is just one of many names who’ve been linked to the Toronto Blue Jays in recent weeks as they’ve been searching for both infield help at a right handed power bat.

It’s questionable if Toronto would want to add his hefty salary along with having to part with solid prospects, though he’d certainly be a boost for their already impressive lineup.

Be sure to check out FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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