Report: Royals eyeing OF Alex Rios
If the Royals are looking to buy before the Trade Deadline in an attempt to keep up with the Tigers in the AL Central, they could be looking to bolster their outfield, CBSSports.com‘s Jon Heyman is reporting.
Heyman wrote Monday that Kansas City is looking to add to its offense by trading for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios, who for five years played for the division rival White Sox.
Rios has appeared in 96 games this season for the Rangers – after being dealt from Chicago to Texas on August 9 last year – batting .302 with four homers, 42 RBIs and eight triples. His .765 OPS this year is 78 points higher than Kansas City’s team OPS (.687), which is second-to-last in the American League.
The Rangers are paying Rios $12.5 million this season and hold a $13.5 million club option on the 33-year-old for 2015.
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