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White Sox acquire Rios from Toronto

Updated: August 11, 2009, 2:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Alex Rios showed up at Yankee Stadium and saw his name on the Blue Jays' starting lineup Monday night. He left the ballpark a few hours later, on his way to join the White Sox and a pennant race.

The two-time All-Star was claimed off waivers by Chicago and learned the news about 30 minutes before the first pitch between the Blue Jays and New York Yankees. The White Sox assume his entire huge contract while Toronto receives no compensation.

"I'd heard the rumors, ...

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