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Alex Rios Traded to the Texas Rangers for Player to Be Named or Cash
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Alex Rios has been traded to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named or cash.

Chicago White Sox insider Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago has confirmed the trade via Twitter.

The trade is completed after the Rangers claimed Rios on waivers yesterday. Hayes also confirmed via Twitter that the White Sox will be receiving a player to be named or cash.

Leury Garcia, a second baseman for the Triple-A Round Rock Express, was named specifically by Hayes, but Hayes tweeted out a cancellation on the proposal of Garcia joining the White Sox.

Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago also confirms that the Rios trade is for player to be named and/or cash considerations.

On August 8, the Rangers claimed Rios on waivers and had a grace period to work out a deal with the White Sox. Rios will now be a Ranger and could join the team this weekend in Houston.

Rios is a great addition to the Rangers, a team that did not end up completing any deals before the 2013 MLB Trade Deadline struck. Texas Rangers' President of Baseball Operations and General Manger Jon Daniels is the man credited for bringing in the right fielder who can fill the hole left by suspended Nelson Cruz.

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Alex Rios will more than likely play right field for the Texas Rangers.

Rios is the favorite to replace Cruz in right field during Cruz's 50-game suspension.

The Rangers will be looking for Rios to provide power in the middle of the lineup as well as continue to improve on his statistics from the season thus far. He is currently hitting .277 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI, but ended 2012 with a .304 average, 25 home runs, and 91 RBI.

How do you think Rios will fit into the Rangers lineup?

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