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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:03:58 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios (back) is in the team's lineup Friday, March 29.
Fantasy Tip: The White Sox were likely just being cautious with Rios. This is great news and basically assures that he will be in the opening day lineup, unless he suffers a setback this weekend.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:02:25 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios (back) is hoping to return to the spring lineup Friday, March 29, after missing the last five games with lower back stiffness.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:31:44 -0700
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.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:40:14 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios (back) was scratched from the lineup Monday, March 25, with more lower back stiffness. Rios will be evaluated after being bothered by his back over the weekend. Rios doesn't believe it'll keep him from playing on opening day, though.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't affect Rios' draft stock unless he's still hurting later this week and can't get into anymore spring games before April 1. He's being selected in the later rounds of mixed leagues.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:30:06 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios (back) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, March 23, because of lower back stiffness he felt when he was lifting. Manager Robin Ventura said the injury is not serious.
Fantasy Tip: Rios does not appear to be in danger of missing any regular season games and was taken out of the lineup as a precaution. Rios is a solid outfield option in all leagues.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:49:46 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios is currently slotted as manager Robin Ventura's third batter, although the skipper indicated the lineup is not yet finalized.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:39:42 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios had his first home run, extra-base hit and run batted in Sunday, March 17, in the World Baseball Classic, but the homer sent Puerto Rico to the WBC championship game with a 3-1 victory over two-time title winner Japan.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:36:47 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios is expected to hit third this season. DH Adam Dunn hit third last season, but he has always been distracted by movement on the bases when he hits. So, he'll likely hit fifth, since OF Alejandro De Aza will hit leadoff and look to steal bases.
Fantasy Tip: We don't think this move affects Dunn much. It might hurt his RBI potential a bit with slow-footed Paul Konerko hitting ahead of him, as opposed to 1-2 hitters. But Dunn isn't typically a guy that drives in a ton of runs due to his low batting averages. If Rios can handle the three-hole, it should boost his value a bit.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:21:56 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios will play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:54:19 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios, RP Hector Santiago and INF Andy Gonzalez will all play for Puerto Rico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.