Our own Evan Petzold reported yesterday that Rios, who was out of the lineup with a sprained ankle for the past three days, would be in the lineup on Sunday.
Bill Baer of NBCSports.com reported last night that Rios left before taking the field in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Astros. Rios injured his ankle when his foot slid into Carlos Corporan's glove, kicking the ball out. Rios left the game and Jim Adduci took over for Rios in the outfield.
Rios was in the lineup for the first time since Wednesday. The ankle problems initially occurred in July and he missed a few games after the All-Star break. Rios will be re-evaluated today. Adduci should see the majority of the action in right field with Rios out.
Rios, in his 11th Major League season, is batting .294 with four home runs and 46 RBI this season. The veteran has played for the Blue Jays, White Sox and Rangers and is a career .279 hitter with 165 home runs and 753 RBI.
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