ALEX RIOS NEWS

Despite recent slump, Royals still rank second in MLB in scoring

The Kansas City Royals are still in first place, though they now have some unexpected company, while the Chicago Cubs have lost some ground. Both clubs will be looking to jump-start slumping offenses in Friday's series opener at Wrigley Field. Kansas City (28-18) has dropped a season-worst four straight while totaling five runs. The Royals still rank second in baseball in runs per...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Cubs Preview

The Kansas City Royals are still in first place, though they now have some unexpected company, while the Chicago Cubs have lost some ground. Both clubs will be looking to jump-start slumping offenses in Friday's series opener at Wrigley Field. Kansas City (28-18) has dropped a season-worst four straight while totaling five runs. The Royals still rank second in baseball in runs per...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 05.27.15

HR CALL: Alex Rios (1),  Brett Eibner (6), Jack Lopez (1)   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Alex Rios 1-4  R  HR  2 RBI Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Alec Mills 7.0 IP  4 H  1 R  1 BB  8 K   Omaha Storm Chasers 5               Tacoma Rainiers 2 Rehabbing Alex […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur says, “Alex Rios……..please come back soon!!!”

You remember Jeff Francoeur, right?  “Frenchy” was his nickname; Right Field for the Kansas City Royals was his game from 2011-2013.  So was being a below average hitter while regularly playing RF for the Royals.  He had an outstanding 2011 season as the everyday RF:  .285 Batting Average/.329 On Base Percentage/.476 Slugging Percentage; 47 Doubles, […]
Via Pine Tar Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals outfielder Alex Rios takes next step in rehab, begins hitting off tee

Royals outfielder Alex Rios has taken the next step in his rehab process, as he recovers from a broken hand. Rios started swinging off a tee on Tuesday according to the Kansas City Star: "For the past two days, Rios has been taking swings off a tee to test the broken bone in his left hand. Rios has been swinging a fungo bat, which is lighter and places less stress on his hand. Each...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Number Munchers – Hi, We’re the Replacements! – The Results So Far

    As painful as it was to fall just short of a World Series title, the Kansas City Royals went into the 2014-15 offseason with a buzz of promise and hope for the future.  Almost the entire AL Championship squad was set to return as young and hungry pups just starting to realize their individual and collective potentials, several of them locked into very team friendly...
Via Royals Blue
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Alex Rios injury Ned Yost

Alex Rios is still at least two weeks away from returning as he recovers from a broken bone in his left hand. The Royals outfielder was given the timetable on Monday after an X-ray showed that his fractured left hand is continuing to heal. Manager Ned Yost said Rios is expected to begin strengthening exercises to test his hand later this week, according to the Kansas City Star: ...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Place Holland on DL, But Is it as Significant of a Loss as We Think?

Earlier in the week, Kansas City announced that Alex Rios would be placed on the disabled list for 3-6 weeks with a fractured metacarpal (finger). Just hours ago, the club also announced another devastating blow to their bullpen. Greg Holland is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a pectoral strain. Two significant losses in just five days. Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson, though are...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Baseball Professor
April 18, 2015  |  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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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Buy/Sell Hot Starts

In Episode 175, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) discuss some fantasy baseball news and play a game of buy or sell with some of the year’s hot starts. Topics include: What to do with injured players such as Carlos Carrasco, Alex Rios, and Rusney Castillo Thoughts on Joey Votto’s scorching start What’s going on with Brandon McCarthy How...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals OF Rios out indefinitely with broken bone in hand

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City right fielder Alex Rios is out indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Minnesota earlier this week. The team said Tuesday that Rios has a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. He was hit by J.R. Graham's first pitch in the eighth. He eventually scored but was removed as a precaution...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals outfielder Alex Rios breaks hand, out indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kansas City right fielder Alex Rios is out indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Minnesota earlier this week. The team said Tuesday that Rios has a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. He was hit by J.R. Graham's first pitch in the eighth. He eventually scored but was removed as a precaution...
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April 14, 2015  |  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 (kansascity.com). 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...
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April 14, 2015  |  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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April 14, 2015  |  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...
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April 14, 2015  |  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...
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April 14, 2015  |  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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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Smashing debut: Newcomer Rios' three-hit day leads Royals past White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings before leaving with a thumb cramp, Alex Rios had a three-run homer among his three hits and the American League champion Kansas City Royals routed the Chicago White Sox 10-1 on Monday. Ventura was replaced by Kelvin Herrera in the seventh after crumpling to the ground following a strike to Adam LaRoche. The preliminary...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  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...
Via Baseball Professor
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios lead Royals past Giants

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had two hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated a San Francisco Giants split squad 4-2 Sunday. Hosmer, who hiked his batting average to .353, doubled in the fourth and scored on Rios' single. Rios also doubled in the sixth and scored on Salvador Perez's single. Moustakas had an RBI double in the sixth. "We swung the...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Don’t Count Out Rios

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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Spring Training Notes

  With spring training underway, here are a few notable stats from the first 6 games: Brett Eibner leads the undefeated Royals in hitting with 4 hits in 7 at bats. He has 2 home runs and a 2.196 OPS along with a .571 batting average. Alex Rios and Eric Hosmer lead the pack of the projected starters, Rios has 6 hits in 12 at bats with 3 home runs already this spring in...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Duffy sharp in return to mound as Royals hold off Reds 3-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Kansas City Royals signed Alex Rios in the offseason hoping he would provide some power. They probably didn't think he'd deliver so soon. Rios hit his third home run of the spring on Saturday, Danny Duffy was sharp in his return to the mound and the Kansas City Royals held off the Cincinnati Reds 3-2. Rios connected with a 0-1 pitch from reliever J.J. Hoover...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rios homers again as Royals hold off Reds 3-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Alex Rios hit his third homer of the spring, Danny Duffy was sharp in his return to the mound and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Saturday. Rios connected off Reds reliever J.J. Hoover in the fifth inning to give Kansas City the lead. All three of his homers have been no-doubt shots, an encouraging sign for a slugger who hit just four...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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