Alex Rios RF/DH KC 3 weeks ago

Rios is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

With Rios stuck in an 0-for-11 funk over his last three games that has sent his season batting average below the .200 mark, manager Ned Yost will give the veteran outfielder a needed day off. Jarrod Dyson gets the nod in right field, in what should only be a one-day arrangement before Rios reclaims regular duties.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 4 weeks ago

Rios is out of Satuday's lineup against the Rangers, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

This will be Rios' first day off since he returned last Sunday. It's not crazy to think the 34-year-old will see semi-frequent days off moving forward given his age and Jarrod Dyson's defensive value as a replacement.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 1 month ago

Rios will start in right field and bat seventh in his return Saturday, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

The 34-year-old batted primarily out of the seven-hole in the brief period before he hit the DL. It seems he will continue to hit in the bottom third of the order until he forced manager Ned Yost's hand with his performance.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 1 month ago

Rios (hand) was activated from the 15-day DL on Saturday.

Rios will return Saturday, as expected, after missing close to eight weeks with a fractured left hand. He figures to immediately return to an everyday role in right field with Paul Orlando optioned down to Triple-A Omaha.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 1 month ago

Rios (hand) will be activated from the disabled list for Saturday's game against the Cubs, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Rios is with his teammates in Chicago on Friday, but the Royals want him to get a day of rest, after he played in rehab games each of the last four days. While he went just 3-for-17 during the rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha, Rios did have a home run and a double.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 1 month ago

Rios (hand) could rejoin the Royals this weekend at some point during their three-game series against the Cubs, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Rios is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Monday, and if all goes well, he could collect enough tune-up at-bats to make a bid for the Major League roster by the weekend. The 34-year-old caught a tough break after just seven games this season, as he was hit in the left hand with a pitch and the resulting fracture gave him a 6-to-8 week timetable for return. Fantasy owners are surely hoping he can pick up right where he left off, as Rios began the year 9-for-28 with a home run and two stolen bases.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 1 month ago

Rios (hand) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Rios has been out since mid-April with the left hand fracture, so he may need a full week of rehab games before the Royals feel comfortable activating him. Upon his return from the DL, Rios should easily claim regular duties in right field over the light-hitting platoon of Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 1 month ago

Rios (hand) is expected to begin a rehab assignment in "a couple days," according to manager Ned Yost, 610 Sports Radio's Josh Vernier reports.

This suggests that a return in early June could be possible for Rios, who would then presumably return to being the everyday right fielder. Continue to monitor his status to make sure he actually does begin a rehab assignment in the coming days. Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson will continue to get the starts in right field until Rios returns.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 1 month ago

Rios (hand) could begin a rehab assignment within the next 7-to-10 days, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Rios has returned to hitting over the last week after suffering a fracture in his left hand in April. There's still no exact timetable on when he'll be able to return to the big league club, but a rehab assignment marks the final step in his recovery, so Rios appears on track to come back early in June.

Alex Rios RF/DH KC 2 months ago

Rios (hand) hit off a tee Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Now a month removed from suffering a fracture in his left hand, Rios was cleared to start making contact with baseballs Wednesday after being limited to dry swings for a week or so. The next step for Rios will likely be batting practice, followed by a rehab assignment, but the Royals have not laid out a specific time frame for him to advance to those activities.