|Dec. 19 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. The deal includes $12.5 million the following year with a $1.5 million buyout.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Rios should provide more pop to a lineup that lacked home-run hitters last season. He's part of an offseason spending spree by the AL champs that includes the signing of Kendrys Morales to a $17 million, two-year deal to become their designated hitter. Rios hit .280 with four homers and 54 RBIs for Texas last season.
|Dec. 15 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET22:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)9:24 PM CT-A person with knowledge of the negotiations says outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal was subject to Rios passing a physical.
Analysis: Rios will take over in right field from Nori Aoki, who became a free agent after helping the Royals win their first AL pennant since 1985. Rios, who turns 34 in February, had been with Texas since August 2013 and hit .280 this year with four homers and 54 RBIs. He set career highs with the Chicago White Sox in 2012 with 25 homers and 91 RBIs.
|Oct. 15 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Rios will become a free agent after the World Series.
Analysis: After Wednesday's decision, Texas could still work out another deal for Rios to return next season. Rios hit .280 with four home runs and 54 RBIs in 131 games this year. He sprained his left ankle in August and didn't play after Sept. 4 because of an infected thumb.
|Aug. 10 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET22:09 ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST9:39 PM VEN6:09 UAE (+1)9:09 PM CT-Rios was out of the lineup Tuesday with a mildly sprained right ankle.
Analysis: The slugger should be back Wednesday for his fantasy owners.
|July 30 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Rios left the Texas Rangers game Wednesday after getting hit by a pitch on the left quad.
Analysis: The Rangers called the move precautionary after Rios left against the New York Yankees. Rios, considered a potential trade possibility before Thursday's non-waiver trading deadline, stayed in the game to run after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning.
|July 30 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Rios was 3 for 5 with a double in Tuesday's 12-11 loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Rios continues to enjoy a solid season, batting a career-best .305, though he's hit just four homers in 103 games.
|July 29 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Rios had two hits Monday.
Analysis: Rios is batting .304 in his last 21 games.
|July 19 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Rios left Saturday against the Blue Jays in the first inning after spraining his right ankle on a swing.
Analysis: Rios was left hopping in pain on his left foot after fouling off the first pitch he saw from Blue Jays rookie right-hander Marcus Stroman on Saturday. After a brief conversation with manager Ron Washington and the trainer, Rios limped back to the dugout and headed for the clubhouse. X-rays were negative. Daniel Robertson replaced Rios, who is batting .302 with four homers and 42 RBIs.
|July 14 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE1:45 PM CT-Rios was a bright spot Sunday against the Angels.
Analysis: Rios drove in three runs for the Rangers. He is hitting .351 in his last nine games for the AL's worst team.
|July 12 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET16:31 ET20:31 GMT4:31 1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST4:01 PM VEN0:31 UAE (+1)3:31 PM CT-Rios was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Rios did not strike out for the first time in six games so he is seeing the ball better.
|July 8 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Rios had two hits Monday.
Analysis: Rios has seven hits in his last 19 at-bats.
|July 6 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET20:51 ET0:51 GMT8:51 5:51 PM MST7:51 PM EST8:21 PM VEN4:51 UAE (+1)7:51 PM CT-Rios went 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win at the Mets.
Analysis: Rios is batting .381 with three RBIs in five games this month.
|June 29 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Rios got Saturday off.
Analysis: Rios is hitless in his last 15 at-bats and had played all 126 games since being acquired last Aug. 9 from the Chicago White Sox
|June 9 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET14:24 ET18:24 GMT2:24 11:24 AM MST1:24 PM EST1:54 PM VEN22:24 UAE1:24 PM CT-Rios continued his recent tear, going 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI in Sunday's 3-2 win at Texas.
Analysis: Rios has gone 10 for 19 over his last five games, raising his average from .316 to .332 in the process.
|June 8 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET21:39 ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST9:09 PM VEN5:39 UAE (+1)8:39 PM CT-Rios stayed hot by going 3 for 4 in Saturday's 8-3 loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Rios has gone 8 for 16 over his last four games.
|May 25 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET21:46 ET1:46 GMT9:46 6:46 PM MST8:46 PM EST9:16 PM VEN5:46 UAE (+1)8:46 PM CT-Rios went 3 for 5 in a 12-2 win at Detroit on Saturday.
Analysis: Rios is 9 for 18 over his last four games.
|May 5 2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET17:00 ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST4:30 PM VEN1:00 UAE (+1)4:00 PM CT-Rios capped a stellar series against the Los Angeles Angels with a three-run triple in a 14-3 rout Sunday.
Analysis: Rios, batting .328, went 5 for 13 with a home run and five RBIs in the three-game set.
|May 4 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Rios had two hits Saturday.
Analysis: Rios is hitting .390 over his last 15 games.
|May 3 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Rios finally homered again and drove in two runs Friday.
Analysis: Rios went deep for the first time since opening day with a two-run dinger.
|Apr. 28 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Rios went 2 for 4 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss at Seattle.
Analysis: Rios is batting .330 on the season and .405 over his last 10 games. He's gone deep just once so far, though.
|Apr. 20 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET15:33 ET19:33 GMT3:33 12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST3:03 PM VEN23:33 UAE2:33 PM CT-Rios was 3 for 4 against the White Sox for the second straight game Saturday.
Analysis: Rios is hitting .333 on the season and .423 during a six-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 19 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Rios was 3 for 5 with two RBIs Friday against the White Sox to extend his hitting streak to five games.
Analysis: Rios, who hit his fifth double of the season, is batting .309.
|Apr. 1 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Rios was 3 for 5 with a three-run homer in Texas' 14-10 loss to Philadelphia on Monday.
Analysis: Rios should benefit with the likes of Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre batting in front of him.