Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:06:41 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will bat cleanup Friday, April 11, in place of 3B Adrian Beltre (quadriceps). Manager Ron Washington said he chose Fielder because he's more comfortable in that slot than Alex Rios is.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't change either player's overall value that much; they're already fantasy stalwarts. Fielder may get a chance at more RBI for however long Beltre is sidelined.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:57:48 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios has been encouraged to run more on the base paths since being traded to the Rangers, and he's 18-for-19 in stolen base attempts with them, including two swipes this year. "We've encouraged him to run," said baserunning instructor Gary Pettis. "He's always been a very good baserunner. It's one of many things he does very well." Rios ranks second in the American League in steals since last August. Manager Ron Washington urges all his players to be aggressive on the base paths, as well.
Fantasy Tip: Rios gives you a combination of power and speed in a great hitter's ballpark and in a great lineup that is hard to find. His high draft price is worth the skills that he possesses.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:45:18 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (oblique) and C Geovany Soto (foot) could both return to spring action Saturday, March 15, according to manager Ron Washington.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:52:21 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ribs) remains day to day due to a strained intercostal muscle in his right rib cage.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:32:52 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (oblique) is dealing with a mild right oblique strain and is listed as day-to-day.
Fantasy Tip: Oblique strains can be tricky, so this is an injury that could spill into the regular season and affect his performance early on if he doesn't manage it correctly. Unless he suffers another setback, though, it shouldn't affect his draft stock.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:43:12 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (toe) remains limited due to a sore big toe on his left toe, but he has resumed taking batting practice.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:39:57 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (toe) was cleared to resume baseball activities Monday, Feb. 24. He had missed the past three workouts due to a sore toe on his left foot.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:20:12 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (toe) is still being held out of workouts due to a sore left big toe.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:55:31 -0800
With the threat of re-signing OF Nelson Cruz (Orioles) now having passed, 1B Mitch Moreland is in line to serve as the primary designated hitter for manager Ron Washington. "I'm just going out there and playing today and trying to get better," Moreland said. Washington is also expected to use the DH spot to rotate some veterans like 1B Prince Fielder, OF Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Adrian Beltre and OF Alex Rios for partial rest.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:11:52 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington plans to have OF Shin-Soo Choo batting first in the starting lineup this season. Choo would be followed by SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C Geovany Soto, 2B Jurickson Profar and OF Leonys Martin.