The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
(Jason Miller / Getty Images / July 30, 2013)
The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox on Friday, beefing up their outfield to fill the void created by the 50-game suspension of Nelson Cruz.
The Rangers will also receive cash considerations while sending the White Sox a player or cash later. Rios, 32, is batting .277 with 12 home runs, 26 stolen bases, 55 RBIs and 57 runs scored.
Rios' departure creates an opening for Avisail Garcia, the promising outfielder acquired from the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team deal that sent Jake Peavy from the White Sox to Boston before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
San Diego outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is battling a sore right knee, will probably be sent to the disabled list before the Padres' game Saturday, according to mlb.com.
The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion and activated outfielder Josh Willinghamfrom the 15-day disabled list.
The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Carlos Carrasco from triple-A Columbus to help their tired bullpen.
Cincinnati catcher Ryan Hanigan was off the disabled list and back in the Reds' starting lineup Friday. . . . The Philadelphia Phillies designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment and made room for outfielder Casper Wells, who had been claimed off waivers Thursday from the White Sox.
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