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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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Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that Alex Rios (hand) could begin a rehab assignment in 7-10 days.
Rios, who has been on the disabled list since mid-April because of a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand, took batting practice Tuesday. He should return to the Royals' active roster around the first week of June. Paulo Orlando has been serving as Kansas City's right fielder. May 19 - 4:54 PM

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Alex Rios (hand) hit off a tee Wednesday.

It's another step in the right direction for Rios, who has been out since mid-April with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. The outfielder seems to be on track for an early-June return, but it's tough to map out a specific timetable until he begins to face live pitching.
May 13 - 5:53 PM

Alex Rios (hand) is tentatively scheduled to begin taking swings against live pitching next week.

He has been taking dry swings the past few days without any issues as he continues to work his way back from a fractured left hand. Barring any setbacks, he's on track to rejoin the Royals before the end of May.
May 10 - 6:09 PM

Alex Rios (hand) took some dry swings on Thursday.

"He started picking up a bat and doing some dry swings," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He’s right on schedule." Rios remains on pace to rejoin the Royals in a couple weeks as he works his way back from a fractured left hand.
May 8 - 10:13 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
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
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn