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Alex Rios | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Rios (hand) will begin hand-strengthening exercises in 10 days.
He was given the timetable after an X-ray on Monday showed continued healing in his fractured left hand. Rios is expected to be sidelined until late May. Apr 27 - 10:26 PM

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Royals placed OF Alex Rios on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand.

Rios suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch during Monday's game. The Royals have yet to provide a timetable for his return, but it's going to be at least a month. Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando are expected to platoon during his absence and speedster Terrance Gore is likely to take his place on the active roster. The Royals will make a corresponding roster move Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 2:47 PM

Alex Rios was diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand.

Rough news for the Royals. Rios was hit in the hand with a pitch on Monday and ended up suffering a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal. There's no clear timetable for his return. The speedy Jarrod Dyson should see most of the at-bats against right-handers in his absence and is worth picking up in mixed leagues. Paulo Orlando should see playing time against southpaws.
Apr 14 - 11:46 AM

Alex Rios (hand) will undergo X-rays.

Rios had to leave Monday's game after being hit on the right hand by a pitch. The Royals said his removal was precautionary and the outfielder said he expects to be fine, but an exam was ordered just in case. Rios is off to a .321/.345/.464 start at the dish for Kansas City.
Apr 13 - 7:24 PM

Alex Rios left Monday's game against the Twins with a contusion on his right hand.

Rios was hit by a J.R. Graham pitch in the eighth inning. The Royals were up 11-3 at the time and are saying that Rios' removal was precautionary, so he should be fine.
Apr 13 - 6:51 PM

Alex Rios went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and a steal in the Royals' 10-1 rout of the White Sox on Monday.

Rios' power is in question with his thumb still not 100 percent, but he was good enough to take Kyle Drabek deep today. He's already one-quarter of the way to his 2014 homer total. Last year, he hit .211 with no homers in 128 at-bats after the All-Star break.
Apr 6 - 7:31 PM

Alex Rios said Friday that his injured thumb is feeling better, though he acknowledges it's a condition that he will have to manage throughout the season.

Rios jammed his thumb during Thursday's Cactus League contest, the same thumb that he had issues with during the 2014 season. Historically, thumb injuries have been known to sap a player's power, so make sure to factor that into your valuation on draft day if considering calling the veteran outfielder's name.
Mar 27 - 6:49 PM

Alex Rios will get the next two or three days off after jamming his thumb.

Rios jammed the same thumb last season, so the Royals are going to play it safe. The 34-year-old outfielder is batting .308 with three home runs and a .940 OPS in 40 plate appearances this spring in the Cactus League. He's had a rollercoaster career production-wise, but his fantasy ceiling is always pretty high.
Mar 26 - 11:43 AM

Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a double, and a stolen base in Sunday's 4-2 Cactus League win over the Giants.

Rios singled in Eric Hosmer to break a scoreless tie, then stole second base but was stranded. He also doubled in the sixth inning before he was replaced with a pinch-runner. Rios, 34, is having a terrific spring, batting .306 (11-for-36) with three doubles, three home runs, eight RBI, and two stolen bases.
Mar 22 - 7:03 PM

Alex Rios went deep for the third time this spring on Saturday against the Reds, finishing 1-for-2.

Rios is now 6-for-9 with seven RBI in three spring games. The veteran saw his power vanish last season, slugging a meager .398 with four home runs, so the Royals are hopeful his early results are indicative of a resurgence.
Mar 7 - 5:28 PM

Alex Rios went 3-for-4 and blasted his second home run of Cactus League play as the Royals topped the Indians 11-9 on Friday.

The 34-year-old outfielder has started his spring in impressive fashion, going 5-for-7 with a pair of homers and six RBI. His fantasy value is depressed after hitting just four homers and driving home 54 runs over 131 games in 2014, so there's profit to be had here if you believe in a rebound.
Mar 6 - 6:33 PM

Alex Rios homered and knocked in three runs in three at-bats to open Cactus League play against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Rios did the damage against his former team. He topped off a six-run first inning with a solo home run, then added an RBI double in the third and an RBI ground out in the fourth. Rios, 34, has seen his production tumble down in each of the last two seasons. If he's able to regain any of the power that vanished last year, he could still provide a decent amount of value as he can be counted on for 15-20 stolen bases.
Mar 4 - 6:25 PM

Royals signed OF Alex Rios to a one-year, $11 million contract with a mutual option for 2016.

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com says the mutual option is worth $12.5 million. Rios batted just .280/.311/.398 with only four home runs over 521 plate appearances during his walk year. The move from Globe Life Park to Kauffman Stadium won't help, but Rios is worth a shot on a one-year deal. He will turn 34 in February.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 03:15:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Royals have agreed to terms with Alex Rios on a one-year, $11 million contract.

Rios batted just .280/.311/.398 with a lowly four home runs over 521 plate appearances during his walk year. Going from Texas to Kansas City isn't the best recipe for a revival, but the veteran outfield isn't a bad gamble on a one-year deal. Rios, who will turn 34 in February, had 18 homers, 81 RBI and 42 steals for the Rangers and White Sox in 2013.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 08:12:00 PM

According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, Alex Rios remains on the Mariners radar.

After missing out on signing Melky Cabrera, it's expected that the M's will now devote their attention to Rios to fulfill the hole in their outfield. Despite a down season in Texas where Rios swatted just four home runs, he did still hit .280/.311/.398 and would add another proven bat to the lineup.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Ryan Madson
9Yohan Pino
10Brandon Finnegan
11Tim Collins