Alex Rios
RF KC
10 months ago

Rios's club option was not picked up for 2016, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rios missed a spattering of games this season due to a variety of health concerns, but his ability at the plate took a noticeable slip in 2015. His .255 batting average total was the worst mark he's submitted since 2009 (.247 in 2009 with Blue Jays and White Sox) and his .287 on-base percentage was the lowest total in his career. While he did have some nice moments during the Royals' World Series run, he's towards the back end of his career and could be in line for more of a platoon role with another team in 2016.

Alex Rios
RF KC
11 months ago

Rios (back) will return to the lineup Friday against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a stiff back, but it appears it was just a minor issue. He'll assume his usual right field duties and bat sixth against Ervin Santana.

Alex Rios
RF KC
11 months ago

Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a stiff back, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rios will now receive the day off due to the issue, with Johnny Gomes replacing him in right field. There's nothing indicating the issue is serious, so it's possible he will require just minimal time to rejoin the lineup.

Alex Rios
RF KC
11 months ago

Rios went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI against the Mariners on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

A day after snapping his 11-game hitting streak, Rios embarked on a new one with this fine effort. Unfortunately, despite all that fine work with the bat, he still has only four homers and nine steals in 96 games this season, limiting his fantasy utility even when he's healthy.

Alex Rios
RF KC
11 months ago

Rios is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Rios will rest for the first time in his 10 games since returning from a bout with the chicken pox. He's been one of the hottest hitters in the lineup during that stretch, batting .361 with a pair of homers, four RBI, and a stolen base. Jonny Gomes will cover right field for Rios in Saturday's contest.

Alex Rios
RF KC
11 months ago

Rios went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored in a 8-4 win over the Indians on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The three-hit game extended Rios' hit streak to eight games and he's raised his average 14 points in that span. Along with the average boost, he has two home runs and four doubles in that span as well. In limited time, Rios has put together a pretty nice year, as he has four homers and eight steals in 91 games played this season. It seemed as though Rios had lost most of his fantasy relevancy over recent years, but he still has value in deep formats and in AL-only leagues.

Alex Rios
RF KC
11 months ago

Rios went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Rios has been swinging a hot bat since returning from an eight-game absence due to chicken pox. The veteran outfielder has hit safely in six straight games, with two homers and three RBI in that span. Rios also continued to punish Josh Tomlin, against he has now hit .429 (6-for-14) with tonight's round-tripper marking the first time he'd left the yard against the Indians' starter. Although he has only seen the field for 89 contests this season, Rios' experience should be a valued asset during the Royals' postseason run.

Alex Rios
RF KC
12 months ago

Rios (illness) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was thought that Rios would miss at least two weeks after coming down with chickenpox in early September, but it appears he recovered quite a bit quicker than expected. Assuming Rios is healthy moving forward, he should resume his role as the Royals' primary right fielder moving forward.

Alex Rios
RF KC
12 months ago

Rios (chickenpox) took indoor batting practice Friday and could return next week, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

EDGE Analysis

Due to one of the most surprising ailments of the season, Rios will miss his sixth straight game Friday with a case of chickenpox. It sounds like he could be back at some point next week, but for now Jonny Gomes will handle the duties in right field.

Alex Rios
RF KC
12 months ago

Rios (illness) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Rios is facing an extended absence due to the chickenpox he is dealing with, so it should not come as a surprise that he will sit out Wednesday. Expect the Royals to provide an update on Rios' status when his health improves.