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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 was a late scratch Saturday against the Rays.
He's out with an illness. Jarrod Dyson grabbed the start in his place. Rios has been on a tear lately, hitting .478 with four extra-base hits over his last six games (11-for-23). He's day-to-day. Aug 29 - 6:27 PM

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Alex Rios went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Rios drove in the first run of the game when he hit an RBI double off White Sox starter John Danks in the fifth inning. The hit pushed his season ribbie total to 19. He's also smacked two homers while slashing .245/.282/.318. His days as a regular in fantasy lineups have come and gone.
Aug 8 - 12:50 AM

Alex Rios went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Rios is 11-for-23 with four doubles during his current six-game hitting streak. That he has just two homers in 188 at-bats is ugly -- and the six walks are atrocious -- but he does suddenly have his average up to .266.
Jul 23 - 10:50 PM

Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Rios singled and advanced into scoring position on the throw in the eighth inning, eventually scoring the winning run on a Jarrod Dyson single. He also doubled off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. After a brutal month of June, Rios has been red hot in July, batting .345 (20-for-58) with 12 runs scored in 16 games this month.
Jul 21 - 11:47 PM

Alex Rios belted a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday's win over the White Sox.

He took Jeff Samardzija out to left field in the sixth inning to extend the Royals' lead. Kansas City is hoping it's a sign of things to come in the second half from Rios, who has been absolutely horrendous. He's up to .239/.272/.307 on the year after the dinger.
Jul 17 - 5:50 PM

Alex Rios is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

The struggling veteran is just getting a breather. Jarrod Dyson is in right field in Rios' place.
Jul 5 - 11:01 AM

Alex Rios went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Thursday against the Twins.

Rios is batting just .188 since returning from the disabled list at the end of May. He has only two extra-base hits (both doubles) in that time.
Jul 2 - 11:36 PM

Alex Rios is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Rios has been in a massive slump since returning from the disabled list, batting just .105/.150/.132 across 11 games. Jarrod Dyson is covering right field in his place Sunday.
Jun 14 - 11:06 AM

Royals activated OF Alex Rios from the 15-day disabled list.

Rios missed 6 1/2 weeks with a fractured left hand. He'll return as the Royals' primary right fielder, and he should be fine to use in mixed leagues next week.
May 30 - 2:22 PM

Alex Rios (hand) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

He had been slated for a return on Friday, but the Royals have decided to give him one more day. Rios has been on the shelf since mid-April with a fracture in his left hand. Paulo Orlando is getting another start in right field Friday but is expected to be sent down when Rios is activated.
May 29 - 12:47 PM

Alex Rios (hand) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

He has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a fracture in his left hand. The hope is that Rios will be ready to rejoin the Royals' lineup on Friday, assuming all goes well at Omaha.
May 24 - 5:05 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn