Latest Update Alex Rios went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored as the Rangers went on to beat the Marlins 5-4 on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 20, 09:10 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.
Rios cleared waivers just a few weeks ago and promptly injured his ankle, stifling rumors about a potential trade. However, if Rios continues to improve with the stick over the few weeks, he could be in for a change of scenery. He hasn't been a disaster for fantasy purposes, slashing .286/.314/.402 with four home runs and sixteen steals, but once his caught stealing (9), .116 ISO, and allergy to walks are factored in, he's a below average corner outfielder. Analyst: Spencer Silva
First it was an ankle issue and now it's a thumb. In a season where there has been nothing but disaster in Texas, Rios' injuries are just making it worse. He'll be in the lineup Wednesday, but keep an eye on him at the plate. If the thumb injury is bothering him, expect Ron Washington to give him the hook early.Analyst: Howard Bender
Not sure if thats such a bad thing considering how bad Rios has been this season. He's been very disappointing this season and getting scratched from the lineup with a bruised thumb does not help his cause. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Rios suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's game and got an MRI. Considering he is back in tonight's lineup it's safe to assume the MRI came back clean.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba