Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:15:28 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (thumb) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 19, with a right thumb injury. The injury has been lingering for a few days.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Rios from your lineups. Check back for updates on his status for tomorrow.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:11:02 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) participated in several tests on the field before the game Friday, Aug. 15, to see if he was able to play with his injured ankle. The team decided Rios was ready to play and started him in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Rios could receive a day off every once in a while to rest the injured ankle, but it appears he will be able to play on a regular basis. Owners should keep him in their lineups unless he suffers a setback.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:38:49 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup and serving as the designated hitter Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Rios has somewhat of a tough matchup tonight against Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays. You may want to consider sitting him for one more night in daily fantasy leagues.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:04:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) was held out of the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12, against the Tampa Bay Rays, even though he has been cleared to return to the field. Manager Ron Washington intended to give him an extra day off even after he was cleared. "I just have to be smart," Rios said. "If it doesn't feel good, taking a few days off may be a good thing. I don't want to miss any more time, but you don't want to go through the season with more pain than you have to."
Fantasy Tip: Rios is likely to return to the lineup Wednesday, but daily fantasy owners will want to give him at least one or two games to get back, shake off the rust and prove he can make it through a full game before plugging him back into the active lineup.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:38:05 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: There's still a chance that Rios could be landing on the disabled list. If he does, he's probably unlikely to be traded. In daily leagues, continue to keep Rios on your bench until we learn more about his timetable.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:06:39 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) met with a doctor Monday, Aug. 11, and he might return to play as soon as Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: Apparently his examination went well. If you're a fantasy owner of Rios, keep him reserved until he is officially activated and able to play one full game without any setbacks.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:26:34 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) is still dealing with a sore ankle Monday, Aug. 11, and he will see Dr. Keith Meister.
Fantasy Tip: Rios obviously won't be playing tonight, and depending on the results of his examination, he could land on the disabled list. Prepare for a lengthy absence. This injury could also hurt Rios' chances of being dealt before the end of the month.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:29:02 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) said he expects to play Monday, Aug. 11, even though he left the game early Sunday, Aug. 10, because of an ankle injury.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:27:55 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) left the game Sunday, Aug. 10, after aggravating his right ankle sprain. He'll be re-evaluated Monday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Tip: This could cost him a visit to the disabled list. If so, Mike Carp and Daniel Robertson could fill in. Both would be AL-only pickups.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:39:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) will take a few days off but expects to be in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 10. He said he is available to play but believes the time off will help his injured ankle.