Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:07:37 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain could hit third in the lineup for the 2015 season, with SS Alcides Escobar at leadoff and OF Alex Rios in the No. 2 spot. Cain hit .321/.367/.429 in the final two weeks of the season last year in the No. 3 position, and he was .333/.388/.417 in the same spot in the playoffs. "I don't remember ever batting third before that," Cain said. "But whatever helps make us go, I'm for it. Once he changed the lineup, we kind of took off. But whatever works, I'm for it."
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:51:10 -0800
Free-agent OF Alex Rios has agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal with the Kansas City Royals Monday, Dec. 15.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:58:33 -0800
Free-agent OF Alex Rios (Rangers) is still drawing attention from the Seattle Mariners now that OF Melky Cabrera went to the Chicago White Sox.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:11:24 -0800
Free-agent OF Melky Cabrera (Blue Jays) remains on the radar of the Kansas City Royals. If they can't land him, they'll look to free-agent OFs Norichika Aoki (Royals), Colby Rasmus (Blue Jays) and Alex Rios (Rangers).
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 04:25:02 -0800
The Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians have all expressed interest in free-agent OF Alex Rios (Rangers).
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:21:05 -0800
Although free-agent OF Nelson Cruz agreed with the Seattle Mariners on a four-year contract, speculation is Cruz will be used as a designated hitter. This means the Mariners may still want an outfield bat, and free-agent OF Torii Hunter (Tigers) and OF Alex Rios (Rangers) are on the list.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:41:48 -0800
The New York Mets appear to be leaning towards trading for a corner outfielder instead of signing a free agent, according to a source. While there is lukewarm interest in free-agent OFs Alex Rios and Michael Morse, the team is unlikely to offer more than a one-year contract.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:31:23 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios' $14 million option for 2015 was declined by the team, which makes him a free agent. Rios received a $2 million buyout.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:33:18 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios' $13.5 million option for the 2015 season is not expected to be picked up by the team. No official decision has been announced, though.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:15:37 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios has a $14 million team option for 2015, but it appears increasingly likely the club will not pick it up and will instead pay the $1 million buyout.