(NEW YORK) — In a desperate search for offense, the Texas Rangers have agreed to a deal to acquire outfielder Alex Rios
The White Sox put Rios on waivers, and was promptly claimed by the Rangers. In exchange for Rios, the White Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations.
With the suspension of outfielder Nelson Cruz, the Rangers were looking for offense, and they hope Rios can add some power to their lineup.
“Well, I believe it’s going to be refreshing for myself,” Rios said. “I’m going to a team that is fighting for a playoff spot. I believe it’s going to be refreshing. I believe they are hoping to win their division and go to the playoffs so let’s see what happens.”
The 32-year old Rios brings a solid bat to the Rangers lineup. This season, Rios is batting .277 with 12 home runs and 55 RBIs.
The Rangers will take on the remainder of Rios’ 2013 salary, as well as his $13 million salary in 2014.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN