It appears reports of Alex Rios having no chance of being traded to Texas were premature, as Dan Hayes of Comcast SportsNet Chicago reported that the White Sox have sent the outfielder to the Rangers on Friday.
One thing that the Rangers were criticized for after the non-waiver trade deadline came was not upgrading an offense that has been pedestrian this season. They currently rank eighth in the American League with 500 runs scored.
Meanwhile, the White Sox continue their midseason fire sale. It is a bold step for an organization that has held onto aging players with big contracts far too long in the past, but a necessary one considering the system is a mess and the team is 26 games under .500.
Time will tell if Rios, hitting .277/.328/.421 with 12 home runs and 26 stolen bases, the Rangers and White Sox get everything they want from this trade, but for now here are the winners and losers from this deal as we see it.