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Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios out with sore ankle

By on 8/09/2014 10:00:00 AM

The Texas Rangers fell to the Houston Astros on Friday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped the last-place Rangers to 45-70, twenty-six games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. A team that is decimated by injuries were without Alex Rios last night due to a aggravation of a right ankle injury. Daniel Robinson started for Rios and went 1-for-4.

I reported on July 23 that Rios was expected to return on Thursday, July 28 from an ankle injury. He initially hurt his right ankle in the first inning of the game on July 19 when his cleat got caught in the dirt in the batter's box. It appears the latest injury is an aggravation of the same ankle.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz, sportswriter for the Houston Chronicle, tweeted the following update on Rios.

Rios, in his 11th Major League season, is batting  .293 with four home runs and 45 RBI.  The veteran outfielder has played for the Blue Jays, White Sox and Rangers and is a career .279 hitter with 165 home runs and 756 RBI.

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