Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
15 Alex Rios RF
Height/Weight: 6-5/210 | Birthdate: 2/18/1981 | Birthplace: Coffee, AL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $12,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 77/5 | Average Draft Position: 185.39
KC

Latest Updates

 

Royals' Rios to play two more Triple-A games before possible return


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios will play for the club's Triple-A affiliate for the next two days before the team decides whether to activate him for Friday's game against the Cubs, per The Kansas City Star.

Rios is working his way back into form after fracturing his left hand. Before the injury, he was 9 for 28 with a home run, eight RBI and two stolen bases.


Royals' Alex Rios goes 0 for 5 in Triple-A rehab game Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios went 0 for 5 while serving as a designated hitter in his rehab debut with Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

Rios is working his way back from a fractured left hand. He was 9 for 28 with one home run, eight RBI and two stolen bases in seven games before suffering the injury.


Royals' Alex Rios headed to Triple-A for rehab assignment


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios left for Omaha on Sunday, to begin a minor league injury rehab assignment at Triple-A.

Rios is on the 15-day disabled list with a hand injury. Rios said he still felt pain when hitting, but the pain was "manageable", per Fox Sports


Royals OF Alex Rios: I should start rehab within the week


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Ned Yost said Tuesday that Royals outfielder Alex Rios could begin a rehab assignment in 7-10 days. Now Rios is confirming, stating that it could start within the week, per MLB.com.

Rios was off to a flying start with his new team until a hand injury knocked him out for six weeks. He will return with a slash line of .321/.345/.464 and eight RBI in just 28 at-bats.


Royals OF Alex Rios may begin rehab assignment in a week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios coud begin his rehab assignment in 7-10 days, manager Ned Yost said per the Kansas City Star.

Rios, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a hand injury, has been able to hit off a tee as a part of his rehab, but has yet to be able to catch the baseball. Rios has been out since April 13 and is hitting .321 with eight RBI in 28 at-bats this season.


Royals' Alex Rios on hand: 'It's still sore, but getting better'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios has begun fungo-hitting over the last few days and is seeing inprovement in his fractured left hand, MLB.com reports.

"It's still sore, but getting better," Rios said.

Rios has started long toss but has yet to begin catching a baseball. Out for more than a month with the injury, the outfielder is 9 for 28 with one home run, eight RBI and two stolen bases.


Royals OF Alex Rios hits off tee on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios was able to hit off a tee on Wednesday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Rios, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a hand injury, has been able to take dry swings as recently as Sunday as a part of his recovery. Rios has been out since April 13 with the injury. He is hitting .321 with eight RBI in 28 at-bats this season.


Royals' Alex Rios taking dry swings, hopes to make contact next week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios has been able to take light, dry swings with a fungo bat, according to the Kansas City Star.

Rios, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a hand injury, has been taking dry swings for the last week. Trainer Nick Kenney is hoping Rios will be able to take contact swings by next week. He remains without a timetable for return. Rios is hitting .321 with eight RBI in 28 at-bats this season.


Royals OF Alex Rios (hand) taking dry swings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios (hand) has started to try dry swings, according to The Kansas City Star. However, there is still no exact timetable for his return.

Manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that Rios, who has been performing hand-strengthening exercises the last 4-5 days, was at least two weeks away from returning. He would also likely need a rehab assignment before activation.


Royals' Yost: Alex Rios (hand) at least two weeks away from return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios (hand) is about two weeks away from returning, manager Ned Yost said Tuesday. Yost added Rios, who has yet to grip a baseball, will likely need a rehab assignment before returning, per The Kansas City Star.

Royals' Rios might begin hand strengthening exercises in 5-7 days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios might begin hand strengthening exercises in 5-7 days, according to FOX Sports Kansas City. On Monday, Rios said he hoped to pick up a bat in 10 days.

Royals OF Alex Rios says broken hand is healing well


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios said Monday he hopes to pick up a bat in 10 days, reports MLB.com.

Rios suffered a broken hand earlier this month after he was hit by a pitch. Rios said the injury is healing well.


Royals' Alex Rios (hand) to get X-rays Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios will have his broken hand X-rayed and examined Monday to determine whether he can begin strength exercises, the Kansas City Star reports.

It's been two weeks since Rios fractured his hand while getting hit by a pitch, and the team will check in on how he's healing before determining the next step. He has hit .321/.345/.464 with one home run, eight RBI and two stolen bases in 28 at-bats.


Royals place outfielder Alex Rios on 15-day DL with broken hand


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) The Royals have officially placed outfielder Alex Rios on the 15-day disabled list with a broken hand, the team announced Tuesday.

Rios fractured his hand in Monday's game after being hit by a pitch. He was forced to leave the action and head for X-rays. The club is hoping to have him back on the field in six weeks. A corresponding roster move is still yet to be announced. Rios is hitting .321 in 28 at-bats to begin the year.


Royals' Alex Rios fractures hand, headed to disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios suffered a fractured left hand Monday, the team announced Tuesday. He will be placed on the disabled list.

"We hope it wouldn't be longer than six weeks," general manager Dayton Moore said, per MLB.com. "Everyone's a little different in that situation. I know that [Eric Hosmer] was out four weeks with a similar injury."

Rios suffered the injury after being hit by a pitch in Monday's 12-3 win over the Twins. He finished the game 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Rios has hit .321/.345/.464 with one home run and eight RBI in 28 at-bats.


Royals OF Alex Rios leaves Monday's game with hand injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios was forced to leave Monday's game after he was hit by a pitch on his hand, reports 1500espn.com.

Rios suffered a contusion in his left hand and was taken out as a precaution. Manger Ned Yost said he thinks the injury is not serious, but Rios will have an X-ray to be sure, reports Fox Sports Kansas City. 


Four RBI in two days for Royas' Alex Rios


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios has gotten off to a fast start this season. Rios capped the first week of 2015 with back-to-back two RBI games. 

Rios had three hits, including a double, in Sunday's game, to lift his average to .360. He has seven RBI and two stolen bases this season. 


Alex Rios hits three-run homer in Royals rout


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Alex Rios hit a three-run homer run in the Royals' 10-1 win over the White Sox on Opening Day. 

Rios went three for four. The big hit came in the seventh inning, when Rios greeted reliever Kyle Drabek with a three-run shot to left-center. 

''I was trying to put a good swing on the ball and when you do that good things happen,'' Rios said.


Royals OF Alex Rios (thumb) returns to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

Rios jammed his thumb Wednesday, and while he said Friday that the thumb had improved, he expects to have to manage the injury all season. The outfielder also dealt with the same injury in 2014.

Rios has hit .333/.349/.619 with three home runs in 42 spring at-bats.


Royals' Alex Rios says thumb better, but problem will linger


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios said his thumb is doing better, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.

Rios sat out two games after jamming the thumb, the same injury he suffered last season. 

Even though the thumb is improved, Rios said he'll likely have to manage the condition all season long. 


Royals OF Alex Rios out at least two games with thumb injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios is expected to sit out at least two games due to a jammed thumb, according to MLB.com. Rios lost the last month of the 2014 to the same thumb injury. He is hitting .333/.349/.619 with three home runs in 42 spring at-bats.

Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Alex Rios battling for two-spot in Royals' order


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost is considering three players for the number-two spot in the batting order. 

Outfielders Alex Gordon,  Alex Rios and infielder Eric Hosmer are all being considered, according to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan.

Hosmer is hitting .316 this spring. Rios is hitting .368 with a .400 OBP. Gordon is recovering from a wrist injury and has yet to appear in a game. 


Royals' Yost: Cain, Gordon, Hosmer, Rios all candidate to bat second


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost listed Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Alex Rios as viable candidates to bat second in the lineup this season, reports the Kansas City Star.

Gordon, Rios never batted second last season. Cain had only only 13 plate appearances at the No. 2 spot in 2014. Hosmer played 33 games and logged 144 plate appearance at the No. 2 spot in 2014, slashing .275/.326/.344 in those appearances.


Royals OF Alex Rios confident he will hit for power in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios is coming off a down season offensively in 2014, particularly in the power department as he hit just four home runs in 131 games with the Rangers.

Injuries had a lot to do with Rios' offensive decline last season, but he fully expects his power swing to return in 2015, per the Associated Press.

"I played through the second half of the season with two injuries, actually. I had a bad ankle and my thumb was swollen up and I had to get surgery," Rios said. "I believe it did affect me. I didn't want to use it as an excuse, but I really believe it affected my performance during the second half. I believe if I was healthy, I could have done better."

Kauffman Stadium is not an ideal park for power hitters, as the club record for home runs is 36 and no Kansas City player has hit 30 home runs since Jermaine Dye had 33 in 2000. However, Rios is confident he will be able to hit for power at Kauffman Stadium.

"You know what, in my career I've been able to hit for power -- gap-to-gap power -- and I think this is the right ballpark to do this type of thing," Rios said. "I think this is a ballpark that all of us as offensive players can take advantage of because of how the gaps are."


Royals' Moore: Alex Rios capable of hitting 40 doubles at Kauffman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Royals general manager Dayton Moore told MLB Network Radio on Thursday that he feels Kauffman Stadium will be great for outfielder Alex Rios, who was signed to a one-year deal in the offseason.

"We tried to acquire Torii Hunter. When that fell through, with Alex Rios, we felt he fit our ballpark and style of play," Moore said. "He is capable of hitting 40 doubles."

Rios has hit .271 with a .335 on-base percentage, .429 slugging percentage, .763 OPS, three triples, five home runs, 12 doubles and 15 RBI in 53 career games at Kauffman Stadium.