Alex Rios acquired by Rangers for PTBNL


The Texas Rangers have acquired Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox.

Rios, 32, was acquired by the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash.

The Rangers placed a waiver claim on the outfielder on Thursday but many outlets had the two sides far away in negotiations. The player to be named later is expected to be Leury Garcia according to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago. Garcia is not in the deal at this time because he would have to clear waivers.

The clubs will likely work out the cash considerations later. Rios is guaranteed at-least $15 million though next season and a buyout of the 2015 season. There is roughly $4 million left on his contract for this season.

Rios has batted .277/.328/.421 with 12 homers and 26 stolen bases in 109 games this season for the White Sox. He will take the place of Nelson Cruz who was suspended for PEDs earlier this week.

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