MLB notebook: Rangers claim White Sox OF Rios
Published: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, 10:03 p.m.
• The Rangers claimed White Sox outfielder Alex Rios on waivers, giving Chicago 48 hours to decide his fate, according to a Dallas Morning News report. Rios went on waivers Monday, and the Rangers' claim was awarded Wednesday. Rios entered Friday hitting .277 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI.
• The Indians designated struggling slugger Mark Reynolds for assignment. Reynolds, who signed a one-year, $6 million free agent contract with Cleveland in December, is batting .215 with 15 homers and 48 RBI. But the free-swinger has struck out 123 times, and he's only hit two homers since May.
• Porter Fischer, the former Biogenesis employee who turned over his records to the Miami New Times, told a judge he feels “bullied” by MLB to hand over all of the Biogenesis documents he has, ESPN.com reported. Fischer said he needs more time to understand the requests and obtain legal representation, according to the report.
• Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is scheduled to get an MRI on his left hamstring and likely is going on the disabled list.
• Foxsports.com reported Phillies third baseman Michael Young cleared waivers and can be traded to any team, but his no-trade clause remains in effect. Young was scratched from Thursday's lineup, but CSNPhilly.com reported it was due to a tight hamstring.
• The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez and left-hander Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.
• The Yankees sent infielder Brent Lillibridge to the minors.
— Wire reports
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