Rios and Rangers on the clock

(UPDATE: Although it seemed unlikely that the Rangers and White Sox would be able to come to an agreement, reports now have Alex Rios headed to Texas in exchange for a player to be named later, believed to be shortstop Leury Garcia, who had previously been rumored to be headed to Philadelphia in a potential Michael Young deal that never quite materialized.)

In the short time since Nelson Cruz decided that he was not going to appeal his 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, the Texas Rangers have already had difficulty figuring out exactly who would replace him in their lineup.