Rangers’ Alex Rios hopeful MRI detects no serious ankle injury

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Texas Rangers’ outfielder Alex Rios had an MRI on his injured right ankle Monday and hopes to be back in the lineup soon.

He was not in Monday’s lineup for the Rangers’ series opener against Tampa Bay at Globe Life Park. Manager Ron Washington said Rios would likely not play for at least a couple games.

Rios, who re-aggravated the ankle and left Sunday’s game in the fourth inning at Houston, said he was meeting with Dr. Keith Meister Monday evening to discuss the results. Rios hype-extended his ankle when he slid in hard at home plate. He originally hurt it on July 19 in Toronto while swinging during an at-bat. He left the game and sat out the next few nights. He did not play Friday or Saturday in Houston to allow lingering soreness in the ankle to subside.

He’s optimistic that there isn’t anything structurally wrong, but it’s painful to play on.

“I don’t feel like I’ll be going on the DL but we’ll see,” he said. “This is something I guess I’m going to have to deal with throughout the year. I don’t like missing time. I like to be on the field.”

The nagging pain and not knowing exactly what is causing it is the reason for the MRI exam.

“We’ve come through many injuries, I’m experiencing one myself,” Rios said. “It is frustrating to go through all these things, plus the season we’re going through is not easy to swallow.”

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @StevensonFWST

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