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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%: 45/25 | Average Draft Position: 185.52
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Royals bench RF Alex Rios for Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) The first lineup casualty for the Royals in the wake of their acquisition of versatile Ben Zobrist is outfielder Alex Rios. He is not in the lineup Thursday in Toronto.

Rios, who has started every game since July 7, might need the break. He has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats and is hitless in five of his last six games.


Royals' Alex Rios collects three hits, RBI in loss on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/23/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios had three hits in four at-bats on Thursday, but it was in vain as the Royals dropped the game 4-3 to the Cardinals. 

Still, it was a nice effort for Rios who singled twice, doubled, scored a run and drove in a run. Rios has been a hitting machine lately, batting an even .400 with five two-baggers over his last 10 games. 


Royals OF Alex Rios hits first home run since Opening Day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios ended a major home run drought during the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox. 

The veteran outfielder connected for a solo home run off Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning to give Kansas City a 4-2 lead. It was his second home run and first since Opening Day. He had gone 42 games without a home run before hitting one Friday.

Rios finished 1 for 3 with a walk. He is batting .317 (13 for 41) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in 11 July games. He also has eight runs, three stolen bases, two walks and three strikeouts in that span.


Royals RF Alex Rios still scuffling at the plate


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios is still trying to find his stroke - it apparently can't be found on the road.

He is struggling mightily on his team's extended trip, which continues Monday night in Houston. He is batting .120 (3-for-25) over his last seven games as his average on the season has fallen to .211. He has also not homered since the opener on April 6.

Rios has just five home runs over his last 596 at-bats.


Jarrod Dyson replaces Alex Rios in Royals lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Royals right fielder Alex Rios is not in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game. Rios had started 11 of the last 12 games, and six straight. 

Jarrod Dyson will replace Rios in right, starting for the 14th time this year. Dyson will bat eighth in the lineup. 


Royals OF Alex Rios not doing much since DL activation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Rios hasn't done well offensively since coming off the disabled list May 31.

Rios, who missed more than a month with a fractured hand, is batting just .148 (4 for 27) in eight games since his activation. He has no multihit games in that span. Rios has one double, no RBI, no runs, two walks and five strikeouts in his last eight games.


Royals send down Paulo Orlando to make room for Alex Rios


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) The Royals announced that outfielder Alex Rios was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. 

Rios had been out with a fractured hand since mid-April. 

To make room for Rios, the Royals optioned outfielder Paulo Orlando to Triple-A Omaha. Orlando was hitting .241 with one home run seven RBI. He had a league-leading five triples, however. 


Royals OF Alex Rios back Saturday after seven-week absence


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) What was anticipated is finally a reality - Royals outfielder Alex Rios is back in action. He is starting Saturday night against the host Cubs.

Rios has been out since April 13 with a fractured left hand.


Royals OF Alex Rios set to return to lineup Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) It has been seven weeks since outfielder Alex Rios stepped onto the field with the Royals. Now it's down to just one day.

Ned Yost has announced that Rios will return to the lineup Saturday against the host Cubs, MLB.com has reported.

Rios has been out with a fractured left hand. He will replace Paulo Orlando as the starter in left field. He slammed nine hits in 28 at-bats before going down, then went 3-for-17 with Triple-A Omaha in his rehab assignment.


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.