Jul 9, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Alex Rios (51) bats during the game against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers place Alex Rios on waivers

The Texas Rangers aren’t going anywhere this season and have already begun to sell off assets in an effort to get better for the future.

But one of their more appealing assets was never traded, as Aelx Rios came close to moving to a new club but never did as no deals were made in time for the deadline. That means he must now be waived and clear without being claimed in order to be traded to anyone in the league, which is what the Rangers have done on Tuesday.

According to Ken Rosenthal from FOX Sports, the Rangers have placed Rios on revocable waivers.

Placing Rios on trade waivers is not the most surprising thing ever, as the Rangers were apparently pondering some deals before the deadline passed but never agreed to anything.

He has a pretty pricey salary, which means he may clear waivers but if the Seattle Mariners or New York Yankees are still hot after him, they may try to claim him and make a deal straight up with the Rangers.

Be sure to stay glued to 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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