Free agent outfielder Alex Rios hires Scott Boras as his agent

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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that free agent outfielder Alex Rios has hired Scott Boras as his agent.

Rios became a free agent for the first time in his career yesterday after the Rangers declined his $13.5 million club option for 2015. He was previously represented by the Kinzer Management Group.

Rios turns 34 in February and batted .280 with just four home runs and a .709 OPS across 131 games this past season. Boras will attempt to find him a starting job and a place to reestablish his value.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.