Arizona Diamondbacks Interested in Alex Rios


Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios (51) hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the Arizona Diamondbacks being in first place in the NL West and two games over the Colorado Rockies, they are looking to become buyers at the trade deadline.  In particular, they are looking at Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios.

Rios could definitely help the Diamondbacks as he is batting .268 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI. He also has an on base percentage 0f .327. According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, he says that including the Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, and San Francisco Giants are also showing interest in the right fielder.

Levine continues to say that “Rios has a limited no-trade clause in his contract that allows him to veto a deal to six teams, That said, if a contender comes calling he will most likely waive his no-trade rights.” Alex Rios has a huge contract that comes with him as well. This season, he is making $12.5 million, next season he will be making $12.5 million again, and then in 2015 he has a $13.5 million club option with a $1 million buyout.

If this comes down to a contender calling for his services, the only team the Diamondbacks would have to compete with is the Texas Rangers, who have a record of 48-34 and they are only a half game up on the Oakland Athletics.

Follow me on twitter @Jovan10 for Sixers, College Basketball, NFL, MLB, and all sports updates.