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The Injury Bug Strikes: Kennedy, Rios, Gomes

We’re two weeks into the fantasy baseball season, which means second week matchups are winding down and all of a sudden your team is sitting in last place. This clearly isn’t what you had in mind to start your season after all of your time and effort spent researching and prepping for the season. Perhaps you’ve lost three of your best starting pitchers to injury already, plus...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Call up Speedster Gore

Next Man Up.   The sign of a good (and well constructed) team is the ability to make personnel adjustments as injuries and performance necessitates.  With the injury to starting Right Fielder Alex Rios, the Royals are faced with their first real quandary of the season; how will they replace (even for a few weeks) a player that they banked $11 million on being a stable...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Picking up where they left off

Alex Rios and teammates celebrate Monday afternoon during at 12-3 victory at Target Field ( The Kansas City Royals began the postseason last year after their Wild Card matchup with the Oakland Athletics with an 8-0 record and two series sweeps against the Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles. Fast forward six months and the Royals are doing it again. The...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

12 HBP for Royals batters this season. How should the Royals respond?

If you are keeping track at home, the Royals do not only lead the league in wins, but also in the number of times they have reached first base as a result of being hit by baseballs.  Here in the early going of the 2015 season the Royals have stepped up to the plate 291 times and out of those 291 plate appearances Royals batters have been hit by twelve different baseballs. ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios diagnosed with fractured hand

The news for Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Rios was not good. Rios has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand. Rios, 34, was hit by a pitch on Monday and suffered a non-displaced fracture of his fifth metacarpal. Currently there is no timetable for his return. With Rios out Jarrod Dyson stands to pick up a good share of at-bats against right-handers. Paulo Orlando stands...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios fractures hand, no timetable for return

According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Alex Rios of the Royals suffered a fracture in his left hand. There isn’t a timetable for his return. He was hit by a pitch in yesterday’s game. You can watch that here. Alex Rios suffered a fracture in his left hand. He will be placed on the disabled list. No timetable yet for his return. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios Has Broken Hand-Headed for DL

  After being hit by a pitch in Mondays contest with the Twins, Alex Rios underwent testing that revealed he had actually broken his hand. This was after the Royals released word that they felt it was only a contusion. There has been no timetable yet placed on his return, but it will not be soon. The Royals currently carry two backup outfielders on the bench in Paulo Orlando...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should You Buy Alex Rios?

If you’re drafting this weekend, get the tools your leaguemates don’t have: our Custom Rankings Generator and All-in-One Draft Buddy, two great tools with the BaseballProf 100% Money Back Guarantee! Rios is having a great spring and isn’t done yet (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) New year, new team. Alex Rios is off to a hot start in 2015 spring training as he seems to be putting...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Don’t Count Out Rios

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to receive your 25% Discount Coupon for our 2015 Draft Pack! Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Review the Profcast on iTunes (we like the number 5).Step 2. Email your iTunes username to 3. Wait for us to respond (usually instantly) with your discount coupon.Step 4. Enjoy the Draft Pack and...
Via Baseball Professor
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Royals, Alex Rios, and Hitting Everything in Sight

You might expect the Kansas City Royals to have a big offseason after their fabled run to the World Series that reignited a love of baseball in the entire region of Missouri which doesn’t root for the Cardinals. Maybe they would sign someone to fill the offensive power void and boost run production, or try […]
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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