Alex Rios, Chicago White Sox (OF)
With the trade deadline almost three weeks away, GM Ben Cherington may be looking for another right handed outfielder for the second half of the season, and reports have surfaced that the Sox could be looking at Chicago’s Alex Rios. The White Sox have fallen to 18 games under .500, and are a team that most clubs are looking at to be a major seller at this season’s deadline. Only one of the Red Sox five outfielders (Ellsbury, Victorino, Nava, Gomes, Carp) is primarily a right handed hitter, so it makes sense that the Sox would be looking for a solid righty who can also play good defense. Rios would provide a solid righthanded spark in the outfield, currently hitting just .267, but with 11 home runs, 38 RBIs and a .322 on base percentage. He could also provide more solid defense that Johnny Gomes, and has the speed if needed to steal a base or two.