MLB IN BRIEF: Rangers acquire Rios from White Sox
Rangers acquire Rios from Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox, beefing up their outfield for the stretch run with All-Star Nelson Cruz suspended.
The White Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash. The teams announced the move on Friday.
The Rangers, who began the day a percentage point behind Oakland for the AL West lead, were looking for help.
Cruz, their All-Star right fielder and 2011 AL championship series MVP, was suspended 50 games Monday by Major League Baseball following its investigation into the Biogenesis clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. He was leading the Rangers with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs.
Rios, 32, is batting .277 with 12 home runs, 26 stolen bases, 55 RBIs and 57 runs scored. He joined the White Sox after he was claimed off waivers from Toronto on Aug. 10, 2009.
Reward offered in vandalism case
NEW YORK (AP) — The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for defacing a statue of Jackie Robinson in New York with swastikas and hate speech is now $50,000.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation said it has received two donations totaling $40,000. The Daily News has offered $10,000 for information in the case.
On Wednesday, the words “Heil Hitler,” an expletive and racist epithets were discovered scrawled on the statue in black marker.
Brewers’ Weeks done for season
SEATTLE (AP) — Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks will miss the rest of the 2013 season with a torn left hamstring. The Brewers announced the results of an MRI exam on Friday. Weeks was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday and flew from San Francisco to Milwaukee to have the test.
Weeks’ injury is another hit in a miserable season for the Brewers. Weeks injured his hamstring when he stumbled over his bat and fell trying to beat out an infield grounder in the eighth inning of Milwaukee’s 6-1 win Wednesday night.
Weeks was batting .209 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs this season.
• CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion and activated outfielder Josh Willingham from the 15-day DL. The Twins announced the moves before Friday’s day-night doubleheader.
Doumit was injured Sunday when he took a foul off the mask in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros and felt nauseated on the flight to Kansas City afterward.
• CLEVELAND (AP) — The reeling Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Columbus to help their tired bullpen.
Carrasco will be used in a relief role while he’s in Cleveland. He is 0-4 with a 9.10 ERA in six starts for the Indians this season.
Former Braves SS Logan dies
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Johnny Logan, a four-time All-Star shortstop who helped the Milwaukee Braves win the 1957 World Series, has died. He was 86. The Milwaukee Brewers said Logan died Friday at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
In 13 seasons with the Boston and Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates, Logan hit .268 with 93 home runs and 547 RBIs. He finished his playing career in Japan in 1964, and later was a scout with the Brewers.