• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Royals OF Johny Gomes was late addition to lineup Thursday

    Royals outfielder Jonny Gomes was a late addition to Thursday's lineup against the White Sox, MLB.com reported.Gomes will replace Alex Rios in right field due to Rios' sore back. However, it's unlikely his presence in the lineup will be consistent moving forward. He will bat eighth in Rios' place.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Royals hold outfielder Alex Rios out of Saturday's lineup

    Royals OF Alex Rios is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers. Rios will rest for the first time in his 10 games since returning from a bout with the chicken pox. He's been one of the hottest hitters in the lineup during that stretch, batting .361 with a pair of homers, four RBI, and a stolen base. Jonny Gomes will cover right field for Rios in Saturday's contest.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Royals' Alex Rios collects three hits, sends hit streak to eight games

    Royals right fielder Alex Rios went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored in a 8-4 win over the Indians on Thursday. The three-hit game extended Rios' hit streak to eight games and he's raised his average 14 points in that span. Along with the average boost, he has two home runs and four doubles in that span as well. In limited time, Rios has put together a pretty nice year, as he has a .265 average with four homers and eight steals in 91 games played this season. It seemed as though Rios had lost most of his fantasy relevancy over recent years, but he still has value in deep formats and in AL-only leagues.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Royals RF Alex Rios launches solo homer in win over Indians

    Royals right fielder Alex Rios went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Indians. Rios has been swinging a hot bat since returning from an eight-game absence due to chicken pox. The veteran outfielder has hit safely in six straight games, with two homers and three RBI in that span. Rios also continued to punish Josh Tomlin, against whom he has now hit .429 (6-for-14) over his career, with tonight's round-tripper marking the first time he'd left the yard against the Indians' starter. Although he has only seen the field for 89 contests this season, Rios' experience should be a valued asset during the Royals' postseason run.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Royals hope to get Alex Rios, Kelvin Herrera back next week

    The Royals are targeting next week for the return of Alex Rios and Kelvin Herrera, reports MLB.com. Rios and Herrera are dealing with the chicken pox, but their symptoms have improved.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Royals' Alex Rios, Kelvin Herrera out with the chicken pox

    The illness that has inflicted Royals right fielder Alex Rios over the past few days has been identified. Rios has suffering from a bout of the chicken pox, which he picked up during the team's recent series in Tampa Bay. Rios--along with 2015 All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera, who was also diagnosed with the virus--could miss up to two weeks, according to the Kansas City Star. Neither player has been placed on the disabled list at this point, and with the rosters expanded on Tuesday, they may stay on the active roster.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Royals' Alex Rios not in Sunday's lineup

    Royals outfielder Alex Rios was held out of Sunday's lineup against the Rays, the team announced. Rios was also held out of Saturday's game because of an illness.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Royals RF Alex Rios (illness) scratched from lineup on Saturday

    Royals right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched from Saturday's lineup due to an illness. Jarrod Dyson will take his place in right field against the Rays. The severity of Rios' illness had not been made clear.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Royals bench RF Alex Rios for Thursday game

    The first lineup casualty for the Royals in the wake of their acquisition of versatile Ben Zobrist is outfielder Alex Rios. He is not in the lineup Thursday in Toronto. Rios, who has started every game since July 7, might need the break. He has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats and is hitless in five of his last six games.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Royals' Alex Rios collects three hits, RBI in loss on Thursday

    Royals right fielder Alex Rios had three hits in four at-bats on Thursday, but it was in vain as the Royals dropped the game 4-3 to the Cardinals. Still, it was a nice effort for Rios who singled twice, doubled, scored a run and drove in a run. Rios has been a hitting machine lately, batting an even .400 with five two-baggers over his last 10 games.