Another big shocker from the land of options: Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rangers are expected to decline Alex Rios’ $13.5 million club option for 2015.
Rios batted .280/.311/.398 with four homers over 131 games this season. He was mentioned in trade talks, but no one ever bit. Which isn’t surprising. It’s possible he could be useful for someone next season, but not at eight figures a year.