Alex Rios’ $14 million option for 2015 was declined by the team, which makes him a free agent. Rios received a $2 million buyout.
Like many of the Rangers, Rios was a huge disappointment in 2014. He missed 31 games due to injury and while he hit .280 on the season, he hit just four home runs with 54 RBI, 54 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. The Rangers have some youngsters they'll happily use in the outfield and find another way to invest that kind of money. He'll land somewhere here in the offseason. Fantasy owners just have to hope the season was an aberration and that he lands in a hitter-friendly ballpark.
Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile