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Alex Rios
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Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-5 / 210 NFBC ADP: 181.80
Position: RFBorn: 2/18/1981 Birthplace: Coffee, Alabama
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Blue Jays (1999)

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Oct. 1 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup because of a stiff back, and manager Ned Yost said he is day to day.
Analysis: Jonny Gomes got the start in right field.
Sep. 18 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET18:46 ET22:46 GMT6:46 3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST6:16 PM VEN2:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-Rios extended his hitting streak to eight games by going 3 for 4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win at Cleveland.
Analysis: He's 12 for 29 (.414) with four doubles and a pair of homers during the run.
Sep. 13 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Rios was 3 for 5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Rios is 10 for 18 against lowly Baltimore.
Sep. 1 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central-leading team may have been exposed.
Analysis: Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera and Rios will likely miss a couple of weeks as the season wraps up. Both players were sent home from Tampa Bay after experiencing symptoms over the weekend.
Aug. 23 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET14:29 ET18:29 GMT2:29 11:29 AM MST1:29 PM EST1:59 PM VEN22:29 UAE1:29 PM CT-Rios was 3 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Rios entered in a pathetic 4-for-30 slump with no extra-base hits.
July 24 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Rios went 3 for 4 with a double in Thursday's 4-3 loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: Rios has heated up, going 11 for 23 with four doubles over his last six games.
July 4 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-Rios was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Rios has six hits in his last 19 at-bats.
June 21 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Rios was 2 for 3 with two runs scored on Saturday.
Analysis: Rios has struggled with injuries and is batting a paltry .236.
Apr. 14 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Rios is expected to return to the Kansas City Royals' lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs following 1 1/2 months on the disabled list with a broken left hand. Rios has been sidelined since April 13, when he was he by a pitch from Minnesota's J.R. Graham. He joined the Royals on Friday after a four-game injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Omaha.
Analysis: He started the season 9 for 29 (.321) with one homer and eight RBIs. ''He was really swinging the bat good when he left,'' manager Ned Yost said. ''But it may take him some time.'' Rios agreed during the offseason to an $11 million, one-year contract. ''I'm ready to do stuff out there like normal,'' Rios said. ''Everything went well. I was able to swing the bat with no issues.''
Apr. 13 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Rios was 3 for 5 with a double Sunday against the Angels.
Analysis: Rios is 9 for 25 through his first six games with the Royals.
Apr. 7 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Rios went 3 for 4 with a jack Monday.
Analysis: Rios made his Royals debut against one of his former teams, the ChiSox, and made them pay - something they didn't want to do for him that resulted in Rios being traded.

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