Chances Of Yankees Landing Rangers’ Alex Rios [AUDIO]
One of the names the Yankees are being linked to is Rangers right fielder Alex Rios.
“[The Rangers] not dying to move him but if they can get the right piece, then they’ll pull the trigger,” said Jeff Wilson of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “They got two pretty good pitching prospects with Joakim Soria.”
Wilson did not seem overly confident that Rios would get dealt before Thursday’s 4pm deadline.
“It’s not going to be easy sort through.”
How good is Rios?
“It’s hard to say because I don’t think we’ve seen Rios is fully capable of because the lineup in Texas is so injury ravaged. He only has four home runs, he only has over 40 RBIs. He’s hitting .300, been consistent, is a good base runner.
Talks for Rios could go to end. Several of interested clubs – CLE, CIN, KC, SF – fading of late. #Rangers willing to include cash in deal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2014
“His skill has taken a little dip this year. Is it an upgrade over what the Yankees have in right field right now?”
With the Yankees looking at a struggling Ichiro Suzuki in right field, the answer is ‘yes’.
Rios, 33 years old, is batting .305 this year with a career .280 batting average.
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