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Alex Rios | Outfielder | #15

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 1 (19) / TOR

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MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that Alex Rios received offers, but has been seeking a "significant role" with a team.
The Royals declined their part of Rios' $12.5 million club option for 2016 after he batted just .255 with four home runs and a .640 OPS over 105 games last season. Not surprisingly, the 35-year-old didn't receive much interest for a prominent role over the winter. At this point, retirement could be the next step. Thu, Apr 28, 2016 06:32:00 PM

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Royals declined their part of OF Alex Rios' $12.5 million mutual option for 2016.

Rios will receive a $1.5 million buyout and hit free agency. The Royals were hoping for a rebound when they signed him to a one-year, $11 million contract last winter, but he batted just .255 with four home runs and a .640 OPS over 105 games during the regular season. On the bright side, he had some nice moments during the Royals' World Series run. He'll now try his luck in free agency again as he moves into his age-35 season.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Alex Rios went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored as the Royals fell to the Mets in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday evening in New York.

Rios tied the game at 2-2 with his RBI knock in the third inning and came around to score on a passed ball. Unfortunately for the Kansas City faithful, that would be the extent of the Royals offense in the ballgame. The veteran outfielder is having a strong postseason, slashing .310/.356/.429 with six RBI.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost is using his standard lineup for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

The Royals are up 3-1 in the series and Yost isn't making any changes with a chance to win the pennant. Alex Rios remains in the No. 9 spot after his 3-for-3 performance in Game 4 on Tuesday. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Rios RF. Edison Volquez will start for the Royals while Marco Estrada will try to keep the Blue Jays alive.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Alex Rios went 3-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's ALCS Game 4 victory over the Blue Jays.

Rios had an awful regular season and entered play Tuesday hitting just .208/.296/.292 during the playoffs, so that he was able to torment his former team certainly didn't bode well for Toronto. He wasn't the only one who came up big, of course, as the Royals pounded out 15 hits and 14 runs. Alcides Escobar had four RBI to continue his huge postseason, Ben Zobrist homered and Lorenzo Cain drove in three.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 07:59:00 PM

Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with a go-ahead two-run double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Astros in Game 5 of the ALDS.

Kansas City trailed 3-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, but Rios put them ahead on a two-run double against Mike Fiers before Ben Zobrist knocked him in with a sacrifice fly. Johnny Cueto dominated from there and Wade Davis tossed a scoreless ninth inning to finish the Astros off.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Alex Rios will start in right field and bat ninth in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday against the Astros.

The full starting lineup for Kansas City: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Yordano Ventura is starting for the Royals against Astros right-hander Collin McHugh.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Alex Rios (neck) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to the Royals lineup on Friday.

Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a stiff neck, but it appears to have been just a minor issue. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .258/.291/.356 with four homers and 30 RBI this season.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Alex Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a stiff neck.

It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Jonny Gomes will start in right field.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 05:49:00 PM

Alex Rios singled for the Royals' only hit against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco on Friday.

The Indians were held hitless against Carrasco until Rios broke it up with a one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Royals clinched the AL Central on Thursday night, so Ned Yost understandably played mostly bench players. Rios and Ben Zobrist were the only regulars in the lineup Friday.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Alex Rios went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Indians.

Rios went 0-for-3 in his first game back from chicken pox, but he's hit in eight straight since, homering twice during that span. A strong finishing kick should ensure that he's the Royals' starting right fielder entering the postseason.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Alex Rios hit his fourth home run of the season in a win over the Indians on Tuesday.

Rios hit a solo shot in the top of the fifth, his only hit in three at-bats on the evening. The outfielder is batting .259/.292/.358 with four home runs, 35 runs scored and eight steals in 89 games this year.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 09:56:00 PM

Alex Rios went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI as the Royals fell to the Orioles in Baltimore on Sunday night.

Rios got the Royals on the board with an RBI double off Wei-Yin Chen in the second inning then came around to score on an Alcides Escobar single. That would be the extent of the team's offense. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran outfielder who is slashing .259/.292/.350 with three homers and 25 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Alex Rios (chicken pox) went hitless in three plate appearances in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Rios was unavailable for nearly two weeks while he battled chicken pox. The disappointing outfielder is hitting just .251/.285/.330 with the Royals this season.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 08:28:00 AM

The Royals are hoping to get Alex Rios and Kevin Herrera back late next week.

Both players are away from the club while battling chicken pox, but they've experienced improvement with their symptoms of late. The Royals certainly won't take any chances in bringing them back too soon.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Brad Keller
8Kevin McCarthy
9Jason Adam