In less than surprising news, the Royals have not picked up the mutual options on Jeremy Guthrie and Alex Rios.
#Royals hope to get Rios, Herrera back late next week
Michigan Live "Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Rios has denied any wrongdoing. A day after Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann made controversial comments suggesting Rios stole signs last week, the 12-year veteran rejected the rookie's claims. Rios addressed McCann's insinuation that he tried to steal..." August 16
Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann can't say for certain whether Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Rios was trying to steal signs Wednesday night. But McCann certainly has his suspicions. McCann acknowledged Friday in Houston that he suspects Rios may have been attempting to steal signs..." August 15
Alex Rios will be activated tomorrow.
Fox Sports Kansas City "The Royals recalled outfielder Terrance Gore on Wednesday, manager Ned Yost told 610 Sports Radio, after injured outfielder Alex Rios was placed on the disabled list with a fractured left hand. Gore, 23, will be the Royals' fifth outfielder and last bench player. Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando..." April 15
Alex Rios suffered a fracture in his left hand. He will be placed on the disabled list. No timetable yet for his return.
Hardball Talk "Kansas City’s new right fielder, Alex Rios, has been diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand and is out indefinitely after being hit by a pitch from Twins reliever J.R. Graham on Monday. Rios came to the Royals via free agency as the replacement for Norichika Aoki, signing a one-year, $11..." April 14
Moore suggested it's too early to say how long Rios would be out, but suggested it would be "somewhere between" three weeks to six weeks.
Tireball "The Kansas City Royals have signed Alex Rios to an $11 million deal. While this deal rivals the Braves giving Nick Markakis $44 million over four seasons it is at-least not that bad because Rios will be earning just 25% of what Markakis will. I have often shyed away from saying that players are..." December 19
word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios
CBS Sports "The Rangers are declining outfielder Alex Rios' $14 million option, as expected. The club chose instead to pay the $2 million buyout on the veteran outfielder, who now becomes a free agent. Word is, the team has informed Rios of its decision, which would not come as a surprise to him following..." October 15
Though no official decision yet, #Rangers expected to decline $13.5M option on Alex Rios for next season.
Source: #Rangers’ Rios placed on revocable trade waivers today.
CBS Sports "The Royals, Giants and Mariners, and to a lesser degree the Reds and Indians, are in on Ranger outfielder Alex Rios, one of the better hitters on the market. The Yankees do not seem to be heavily involved at this point." July 31
Talks for Rios could go to end. Several of interested clubs - CLE, CIN, KC, SF - fading of late. #Rangers willing to include cash in deal.
CBS Sports "The Royals are looking for corner bats as they try to fix their offensive woes and get back into the AL Central race, and Rangers right fielder Alex Rios is one player they've considered. Kansas City is 14th in the AL with a .687 OPS and 12th with 388 runs, so it understands it needs some help." July 22
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "To those who continue to buy into the idea that the Texas Rangers will be huge sellers at the trade deadline, consider the decision they face on Alex Rios. At this point, it’s not really so much of a decision as it is a slam dunk that the Rangers will pass on any offers for their right fielder..." June 20
Dallas Morning News "In another day — maybe two — the often inconsistent Rangers offense could welcome back No. 3 hitter Nelson Cruz. There is just one slight problem: There might not be a vacancy in that particular slot. The final-week rush extended to six straight wins Saturday as the Rangers raced to beat the..." September 29
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Alex Rios spoke confidently about his belief that the Texas Rangers were still bound for the playoffs before the game. He said it knowing the Rangers needed help to get there. “We can’t focus on the big picture” Rios said. “It’s no secret we need to win but it’s still there. We haven’t changed..." September 24
Chicago Tribune "Alex Rios couldn't carry the White Sox to the playoffs a year ago. He's thrilled that he is back in position to go for the full ride after the trade that sent him to the Rangers earlier this month. "I'm extremely excited'' said Rios who singled and scored runs in his first two at-bats Friday..." August 24
Chicago Tribune "As the White Sox tried to work out a deal with Texas for outfielder Alex Rios it was business as usual for manager Robin Ventura. “All that stuff is tough because you don’t have any control over it” Ventura said of reports the Rangers claimed Rios on waivers Thursday. “Most of the time nobody..." August 09
MLB.com "The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Alex Rios and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Rangers will make an additional move with the 25-man roster when Rios reports. Rios 32 has batted .277 with 12 home runs..." August 09
Sources: #WhiteSox’s Alex Rios claimed on waivers. Claiming team not known. Owed $13M next season with $13.5M club option in ’15. MORE
MLB Sources: Rangers did claim Alex Rios. But claiming him and acquiring him 2 very different things.
Fox Sports "The Chicago White Sox after declining to trade outfielder Alex Rios in July might not trade him in August either. Rios has been claimed on waivers according to major-league sources but the chances of a deal probably would have been greater if he had cleared. The Texas Rangers are the..." August 08
CSN Chicago "Though teammates did a mock countdown as the clock struck 3 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday Alex Rios was on alert until the non-waiver trade deadline passed. Despite a boatload of rumors that suggested he’d be moved the White Sox outfielder wasn’t traded. It was actually a pretty quiet day on the Rios..." August 01
Rios x-rays on left foot negative listed as day to day.
Heard on a couple of fronts that Pirates' interest in Rios has lost steam
Rios leaving the game after fouling a ball off of his left foot. Casper Wells replaces him
Sounds like White Sox and Pirates are getting close on a deal for Alex Rios. Cash being worked on. Not sure if they can find a middle ground
rios makes sense for #pirates. but deal is not close at this time i hear.
#Rangers no longer seriously pursuing Alex Rios as trade deadline nears. GM Jon Daniels doesn't expect to make big splash.
CSN Chicago "He has done his best to block out the trade rumors this summer but Alex Rios is angry enough about the latest news to speak up. The White Sox outfielder refuted a report late Friday night that he invoked his no-trade clause when the Yankees inquired about his availability. Earlier Friday a..." July 28
Chicago Sun-Times "White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza’s name was the latest in the rumor mill with a report the Texas Rangers have interest. With concerns that right fielder Nelson Cruz might face a similar suspension to Ryan Braun’s the Rangers also are looking at Alex Rios. De Aza who won’t be a free..." July 25
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Rangers facing the possibility that right-fielder Nelson Cruz could be suspended and without much production from their other outfielders have set their sights on Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence and Seattle designated hitter Kendrys Morales to..." July 25
CBS Sports "As Jon Heyman wrote Wednesday afternoon the Rangers have spoken to the White Sox about Alex Rios. Here's another team that has shown some interest in Rios: the Royals. The Royals have been talked about more as a possible trade-deadline seller and sources have said they would at least listen..." July 25
MLB.com "The Rangers are actively talking with the White Sox about outfielder Alex Rios according to Major League sources. Rios is hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI in 95 games. He signed for next year at $12.5 million so the Rangers would get more than a rental player. The Rangers are looking for..." July 24
Chicago Tribune "On Friday night, Alex Rios was benched in the middle of the game for not hustling. On Saturday, the veteran White Sox outfielder got three hits and drove in five runs, four on a grand slam. Coincidence? Rios and manager Robin Ventura wanted to make everyone believe so after a 10-6 victory..." July 21
ESPN Chicago "Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios owned up to his mistake on the basepaths Friday night while also saying that he wished the whole incident could have been handled differently. Rios, who is rumored to be potential trade bait for the White Sox, was taken out of Friday’s game against the..." July 20
Chicago Tribune "Right fielder Alex Rios was pulled after six innings of the White Sox's 6-4 loss to the Braves Friday night, but it had nothing to do with a potential trade. Rios, whom several teams have been scouting heavily, was pulled after six innings for not hustling while grounding into an inning-ending..." July 20
CBS Sports "White Sox outfielder Alex Rios found himself on the wrong side of the usually patient Robin Ventura on Friday night against the Braves. It all came down to Rios's apparent lack of hustle during the fifth inning -- a willful mistake that prompted Ventura to lift Rios from the game and replace..." July 20
Southside Showdown "Trade speculation is one of the core activities of a sports fan. Listen to any sports radio show this time of year and you’ll hear fans calling in designing trade scenarios that range from the plausible to the cartoonishly absurd. Growing up in the New York area, I got to listen to WFAN and hear..." July 19
Hardball Talk "Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune has the scoop: Looking to upgrade in right field, the Pirates are studying deals for Nate Schierholtz and Alex Rios. It is possible that they’ll make a move sooner rather than later, as they are tied for the NL Central lead while last in OPS at the position..." July 14
Chicago Sun-Times "Alex Rios became the fifth player in White Sox history to collect six hits in a game, and the Sox banged out a season-high 23 hits against against Justin Verlander and the Tigers bullpen in an 11-4 victory on Tuesday night. No one saw this coming. Rios went into the game hitting .170 over his..." July 10
ESPN Chicago "It came as no surprise to Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios to hear that teams are asking about his availability in the trade market. One of the messages came from a former teammate. “A.J. (Pierzynski) contacted me the other day and said his team was talking about trying to get me,”..." July 01
Chicago Tribune "Despite playing for the Chicago White Sox since August of 2009, right fielder Alex Rios continues to get booed and heckled by Toronto fans who watched him play for 5 1/2 seasons. Rios briefly silenced the crowd in the top of the sixth Wednesday night by launching a home run that traveled an..." April 18
Chicago Tribune "Right fielder Alex Rios insists his lower back will be healthy enough for him to start the Chicago White Sox's opener Monday against Kansas City. “We shouldn’t be worried," Rios said Tuesday. "I’m not worried. I know that I’m going to be ready probably either Thursday or whenever we have to..." March 26
CSN Chicago "Although he’s out of the lineup for a third straight with a stiff back, Alex Rios said he’s not concerned. Manager Robin Ventura is willing to go along with Rios so long as he’s back in the lineup on Wednesday. The White Sox outfielder headed to the doctor for an MRI on Monday morning but said..." March 26