Alex Rios has been traded to the #Rangers.— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) August 9, 2013
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.
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.
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?