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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios sits with sprained ankle

By on 7/20/2014 02:00:00 PM

The Texas Rangers unfortunately do not seem to have shaken the injury bug in the second half, with outfielder Alex Rios spraining his ankle on Saturday night, as reported by Chris Toman of Rios is out of the lineup on Sunday but manager Ron Washington told Toman that he hopes to have Rios back for the series against the Mets:

"Right now, he's day to day," the skipper said. "Nothing is torn or anything. We'll see how he is tomorrow and then make another decision. "Hopefully, he'll be ready to go when we get to New York."
Toman writes that Rios hurt his right ankle in the first inning when he caught his cleat in the clay in the batter's box and rolled it. He was immediately removed from the game but X-rays were negative.

Dan Robertson, who replaced Rios on Saturday night, is also in Sunday's lineup in right field. Robertson is hitting .257/.297/.300 over his first 74 plate appearances in the majors. A career .303 hitter in the minors, the 28-year-old also walked almost as much as he struck out at the lower levels, but has failed to translate that success to the big leagues thus far, with 16 strikeouts and just four walks.

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