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White Sox | Injury for Alex Rios not sustained in WBC

Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios (back) said an MRI Monday, March 25, on his lower back showed nothing serious beyond a muscular issue. He remains optimistic he'll be ready to play on Opening Day against the Kansas City Royals April 1. "There's nothing. There's just pain. There's nothing to be worried about," Rios said. He reiterated he did not suffer the injury during his time with Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

Fantasy Tip: Rios is still a risky play for the first scoring period. Manager Robin Ventura was hopeful to use Rios in a game or two before the team breaks camp, but it appears now the earliest Rios would returns is Friday, March 29, or Saturday, March 30, in road exhibition games against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. If he can play in one or both of those games, fantasy owners should have their fears quelled.

2013-03-26 21:31:44 | Source: MLB.com - Scott Merkin

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