Manager Kevin Cash said Rios (shoulder) was impressive in his throwing session Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. The right-handed reliever is attending camp as a non-roster invitee after inking a minor-league deal with the Rays in January. He spent the 2020 campaign in the Pirates organization, making three appearances for the big club before being shut down for the season in mid-August with right shoulder inflammation. Rios now looks like he's back to full health ahead of the 2021 season.
Rios (shoulder) has signed a minor-league contract with the Rays that includes an invitation to spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rios elected free agency after being outrighted by the Pirates in late October. The right-hander made three appearances for Pittsburgh in 2020, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks across four innings. He'll now look to fight for a roster spot with Tampa Bay come spring training.
Rios (shoulder) elected free agency after being outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster Oct. 30, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis, Rios will test the open market this winter, presumably in search of a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to major-league spring training. The 27-year-old reliever made three appearances out of the Pittsburgh bullpen in 2020, giving up four runs over four innings.
Rios (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and outrighted to the minors Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Rios allowed four runs in four innings this season, spending the majority of the year on the shelf with shoulder issues. He suffered a setback in early September, and it's not yet clear whether or not he'll continue to be affected by the start of spring training. Even if fully healthy, his 6.36 career ERA in 69.1 innings of relief likely makes him a very small part of the Pirates' plans.
Rios (shoulder) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Rios suffered a setback earlier in September and was shut down as a result. He'll officially be sidelined for the remainder of the season, and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2021 as he continues to recover from right shoulder inflammation. The right-hander made three relief appearances in 2020, posting a 0.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over four innings.