Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios has cleared waivers, paving the way for him to possibly be traded, a source told ESPNDallas.com on Thursday.

The Rangers have a team option on Rios for next season and general manager Jon Daniels has said that he's open to picking it up. However, Daniels has also said that he's open to trading players who will become free agents after the season.

Rios, who has a .293 batting average with four homers and 45 RBIs this season, was the subject of speculation before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline.

"I'm not off the hook yet," Rios said on Aug. 1. "There's still another month to go, but I'm content and focused on the things I have to do."

Rios also said then that he had hoped to return to the Rangers in 2015.