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Alex Rios


Rios, who returned to the lineup July 28 after missing a month with an infection in his lower left leg, has struggled to rediscover his rhythm. Manager John Gibbons said the team probably brought him back too soon and should have extended his rehab assignment a little bit longer in Triple-A. Rios, after batting fifth the day before against Baltimore, was in the leadoff spot Thursday with Reed Johnson getting a rest.


Rios hit an RBI double on Wednesday in his third rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse and is expected to return to the big leagues on Friday when the Blue Jays play at Oakland. The Toronto All-Star has been out since late June with an infection in his lower left leg.


Toronto's Rios was selected to his first All-Star team on Sunday, as a reserve outfielder for the American League. Rios is batting .330 with 15 homers and 53 RBIs this season. Rios is injured and won?t be able to play because of an infection in his leg. The Rangers? Gary Matthews Jr. took his spot on the team.


Rios was hospitalized on Thursday and expected to remain overnight to receive treatment on an infection in his lower left leg. The Toronto right fielder is having a breakout season, hitting .330 with 15 homers and 53 RBIs without committing an error.


Rios went 5-for-5, including his sixth home run of the season, in the Blue Jays' 9-8 12-inning loss to the Tigers Monday.