(NEW YORK) — According to a source, the Texas Rangers have put in a claim on Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios.
The White Sox now have 48 hours to decide what to do with Rios. The Rangers tried to pry Rios from them on several occasions before the non-waiver trade deadline, but the two sides were unable to come to an agreement.
Since the Rangers have claimed Rios, they are the only team allowed to work out a deal with the White Sox. Chicago also has the option of handing over Rios without a trade, freeing themselves of future contract commitments.
The Rangers are looking for offensive assistance after losing slugger Nelson Cruz to a suspension. Rios is hitting .277 with 12 home runs and 55 RBIs.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN