Latest Update Rios (sprained right ankle) ran the bases Tuesday afternoon Tue Jul, 22, 03:09 PM
A physically-gifted athlete with all the tools for stardom, he has the size and bat speed to be an above-average power hitter. Can also steal double-digit bases and has the range and glove to play anywhere in the outfield.
Flaws: : Is extremely inconsistent and has yet to live up to his talent level. Impatient at the plate, he has major holes in his swing. Will slump for long stretches.
Running the bases is obviously key, so there's a good chance Rios even pinch-hits Tuesday before starting back up on Wednesday. He's always been a high-profile fantasy guy to watch, but he could be even more prominent soon as rumor has it the Blue Jays are looking to bring him back home.Analyst: Howard Bender
Although Rios' ankle injury is not serious enough to warrant a stint on the disabled list, he is not expected to make his return to the Rangers starting lineup on Tuesday. From the sounds of it, Rios seems ready to get back on the field, so if not Tuesday expect him to make his presence felt in the starting lineup before the Rangers leave the Bronx on Thursday.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Rios' ankle has been a problem now for a few days, but he was apparently able to run on a treadmill Monday morning and is expected to take a few swings during batting practice later in the day. Jim Adduci is in left field with Shin-Soo Choo over in right.Analyst: Howard Bender
Rios was out of the starting lineup on Sunday after suffering an ankle sprain in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays, but the injury does not appear to be serious enough for him to miss an extended period of time. Even if he can't return as early as Tuesday, expect him to make his presence felt before the Rangers wrap up their series with the Yankees on Thursday.Analyst: Matthew Beck