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Rangers, Giants, D-Backs among teams interested in Alex Rios

Jun 30, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

Alex Rios AP

With the White Sox bringing up the rear in the AL Central, they are expected to make a plethora of players available over the next month leading up to the July 31 deadline. Among them is outfielder Alex Rios, enjoying an adequate season out of the #3 spot in the White Sox lineup as he carries a .771 OPS entering July. He is earning $12.5 million this year; he will earn another $12.5 million next year and has a $13.5 million club option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout.

Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago says the Rangers, Giants, and D-Backs are three teams showing interest in Rios as the Sox wrap up June.

According to industry sources, Rios has numerous clubs, including Pierzynski’s Texas Rangers, the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks watching him from city to city right now.


Rios has a limited no-trade clause in his contract that allows him to veto a deal to six teams. That said, if a contender comes calling he will most likely waive his no-trade rights.

  1. breastfedted - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:06 AM

    The Buccos could use him too

    • bgrillz - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:09 AM

      Don’t mess with the Buccos. Remember last trade deadline when they added pieces, how’d that work out?Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

  2. jsally430 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    the buccos have a rare type of chemistry with that team. leave well enough alone. unless they would trade tallion or cole to to my Minnesota twins for Willingham and mourneau lol okay I stopped sniffing glue

  3. gbrim - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    DBacks have a very limited budget, and already have two oldish, too pricey corner outfielders (Kubel, Ross). Why not spend more precious dollars on a guy that is no better? No worse than big $ for Heath Bell, Brandon McCarthy, and Trevor Cahill already locked in. Anybody want to pick up Cahill’s last year at 12.5 mill? Didn’t think so. Towers needs to adopt the Rays approach and build through the draft. Instead he is going to decimate the good farm system to ‘go for it’ in 2013 with a team that is nothing special. DBacks do this repeatedly, and the only time it ever worked was ’01 when different ownership had a bigger budget. DBacks traded CarGo, Jarrod Parker, and Max Scherzer in attempts to get better short-term. Don’t repeat those mistakes, please.

    • whitesoxman77 - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      I think eveyone should adopt the Rays approach, it’s seems like the best to build a team.

      • clydeserra - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        lose 100 for 6 years in a row? Good plan, easy to do.

      • whitesoxman77 - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM

        Um. Why don’t you check when the Sternberg & Co. first took over in Oct. 2005, they lost for two seasons under him before turning it around.

  4. temporarilyexiled - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    You mean everyone should play in a joke of a ballpark and not have any money to take it to the next level when the timing is right? Of course not. You’re talking about developing pitching and position players from within. And it’s the right way to do things. If only they didn’t HAVE to do this. If only they played in a nice ballpark and attracted enough fans to it – and to watch them from home and support sponsors. If only they had enough money to add key pieces when they need to. If only we could find out if Florida, with all of its population, can actually make baseball work within its borders.

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