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August 09, 2013

Rangers acquire Alex Rios

Alex Rios is the newest member of the Texas Rangers.

The team announced they acquired the 32-year-old outfielder and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox this afternoon in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Rios fills the void left by Nelson Cruz, who accepted a 50-game suspension for his ties in the Biogenesis of America scandal.

Rios is batting .277 with 12 home runs and 55 RBIs in 109 games.

The Rangers and White Sox discussed Rios prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline but never came close. That, however, was before Cruz's suspension was known.

Rios is signed for $12.5 million this season and next, and there is a club option for 2015. Cruz and David Murphy are set to become free agents after this season.

-- Drew Davison

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