Rangers two-time All-Star Alex Rios is out until Tuesday at the earliest, manager Ron Washington said Sunday in a report from Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.
The report comes a day after he left in the first inning of Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jays because of a sprained right ankle he suffered during a swing. X-rays done on Rios were negative.
Washington said the hope is he returns Tuesday for the Rangers' second of four games in New York vs. the Yankees:
“I don’t think tomorrow, but Tuesday could be an option. The ankle is a lot better, a lot better. We’ll use today to get some more swelling out of it and tomorrow for treatment and hope he’s ready to go on Tuesday.”
On the season, the 33-year-old is batting .302 with four homers and 42 RBI. The Rangers were fifth in the AL West heading into Sunday's series finale in Toronto.
- Marc Weinreich