Chicago White Sox
2014 Avg.
.280
 
Career Avg.
.278
Name  Alex Rios
Born  2/18/1981
Height  6-5
Weight  210
Number  0
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
12/19/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: The Royals have signed outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year $11 million contract.
Insight: The deal has a mutual option for 2016, and would be worth $12.5. Rios will be 34-years-old at the start of the season, but he could be worth a look later in drafts.
 
10/15/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Rangers will decline right fielder Alex Rios' $13.5 million option for 2015.
Insight: This was expected. Rios will receive $1 million in a buyout and become a free agent. Rios hit .280/.311/.398 with four home runs in 131 games this year. He missed most of September with a thumb injury.
 
10/8/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: The Rangers are expected to decline outfielder Alex Rios' $13.5 million club option for 2015 according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
Insight: Rios hit .280/.311/.398 with four home runs in 131 games this year. He missed most of September with a thumb injury. Texas can buy out his 2015 option for $1 million.
 
9/16/2014 11:19:00 PM
Description: The Rangers are unsure when outfielder Alex Rios (thumb) will be ready to return to the lineup according to MLB.com
Insight: Rios hasn't played since Sept. 4 due to a nagging right thumb injury. He did travel with the team to Oakland this week, but it is possible he doesn't play again this year. He is hitting .280 with 42 extra-base hits and 54 RBI in 492 at-bats this year.
 
8/31/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run against the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Rios is really the only worthy start in the Rangers lineup. He is batting .280 with 41 extra-base hits, 53 RBI and 54 runs this year.
 
8/28/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (thumb) has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game against Houston.
Insight: Rios has been dealing with a lingering right thumb injury. He's batting .281 with four homers, 52 RBI, 51 runs and 16 SB, but much more was expect from him after last season's production.
 
8/28/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (thumb) is doubtful for Thursday's game against Houston.
Insight: Rios has been dealing with a lingering right thumb injury. He's batting .281 with four homers, 52 RBI, 51 runs and 16 SB, but much more was expect from him after last season's production.
 
8/20/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (thumb) is in the lineup Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Rios was scratched from the lineup Tuesday to rest a lingering right thumb injury.
 
8/19/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a bruised right thumb.
Insight: According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the issue has been lingering for Rios. He wasn't able to take batting practice Tuesday.
 
8/13/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday, according to Anthony Andro of foxsportssouthwest.com.
Insight: Rios has been out of the starting lineup four of the past five games due to ankle soreness. He's hitting .293 this season but has dropped to four home runs after averaging 18 homers per season the previous nine years.
 
8/11/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (ankle) could be back Tuesday, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Rios missed two straight games with ankle soreness, aggravated the injury Sunday and sat out Monday.
 
8/10/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios left Sunday's game after aggravating his right ankle sprain again.
Insight: Rios was starting his first game since Wednesday, but he made it through just four innings before leaving. He'll be reevaluated Monday.
 
8/8/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios aggravated a right ankle injury and is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: Rios is expected to miss a couple of days, according to Astros beat writer Jose de Jesus Ortiz. Although not having a great season, Rios is still a productive asset, batting .293 with 4 HR, 45 RBI, 46 runs scored and 16 steals.
 
Cold7/30/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch in his left quad.
Insight: He's been prominently featured in trade talks and could have played his last game with the Rangers, the team he joined last August.
 
Cold7/29/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios has gone 1-for-19 (.053) in his career against Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Rios was very good for the first two months of the season, but since June 1 is is batting .281 with just one home run and a .672 OPS. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
 
7/27/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios has gone 10-for-46 (.217) in his career against A's starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Rios' string of nine straight seasons with double-digit homers is likely going to come to and end in 2014. He has just four home runs and 16 steals after averaging 22 homers and 32 steals the past two years.
 
7/24/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios, back in the lineup after missing time with an ankle injury, is just 1-for-16 (.063) versus Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Rios sprained his ankle in the batter's box and missed three games. He's lacking power this season, batting .303, but his four home runs has to be annoying fantasy owners.
 
7/23/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Rios sprained his ankle in the batter's box Saturday night and missed the last three games. He's hitting third and playing right field Wednesday.
 
7/22/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Rios sprained his ankle in the batter's box Saturday night and will miss his third straight game Tuesday, but he tested his ankle prior to Tuesday's game and says he felt good.
 
7/21/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (ankle) was not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays and is expected to miss Monday's game against the NY Yankees.
Insight: Rios sprained his ankle in the batter's box Saturday night. He's batting .310 in July.