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Alex Rios exits Sunday’s game with an ankle injury

Aug 10, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Alex Rios, Carlos Corporan Alex Rios, Carlos Corporan

Rangers outfielder Alex Rios left before taking the field for the bottom half of the fourth inning in Sunday’s series finale against the Rangers. In the top half, Rios had doubled in a run with no outs. After the Astros retired two Rangers consecutively, Adam Rosales weakly lined a single into the hole between shortstop and third base. The ball skipped away from Marwin Gonzalez, and Rios was sent home after rounding the third base bag. Rios slid foot-first into catcher Carlos Corporan‘s mitt, kicking the ball out but injuring his ankle in the process. Jim Adducci took his place in right field after the frame.

Rios was making his first start since Wednesday due to reaggravating his right ankle. He suffered the initial injury in July, missing a few games shortly after the All-Star break. Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports that Rios will be reevaluated on Monday.

Rios, 33, was having a great season, but his numbers have fallen as of late, posting a .486 OPS since returning from the All-Star break. Including today’s limited action, Rios has a .294/.324/.415 slash line with four home runs, 46 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.

  1. clydeserra - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    If I am Adrian Beltre or Elvis Andrus, I am calling in sick for the rest of the year.

  2. sisisisisisisi - Aug 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    just a wild guess here, the Rangers may have rushed Rios just a bit so they can move him, he has already cleared waiver

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