Rios shared via an update on his personal Twitter account that he is recovering from recently performed shoulder surgery. As expected, Rios underwent surgery this week to repair a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. He isn't expected to play again this season.
Rios will undergo surgery next week to address a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season. The 27-year-old went 4-for-51 before landing on the injured list last week and won't retake the field in 2021. Rios will eventually move to the 60-day injured list and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training next year.
Rios was placed on the 10-day IL Wednesday with a right shoulder issue, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. The backup infielder has struggled mightily at the plate, having gone 0-for-31 in his last 17 games. Pitcher Edwin Uceta will take Rios' roster spot.
Rios has not registered a hit since April 13, going 0-for-23 with nine strikeouts over his past 12 games. Rios has received plenty of opportunity -- along with the occasional start, he has also served as one of the Dodgers' primary bats off the bench -- but he appears lost at the dish at the moment, whiffing in seven of his past 11 plate appearances. Though manager Dave Roberts initially rejected the idea of sending Rios to the team's alternate site to straighten things out, he may be changing his mind, per Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA. When asked again Tuesday about the possibility of sending Rios down, Roberts responded, "We monitor all our players and can certainly have those discussions."
Rios will draw the start at first base and bat sixth Thursday against the Rockies, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Rios was not in the Dodgers' original lineup, but Gavin Lux (wrist) was scratched before the first pitch. That move shifted Max Muncy to second base and will give Rios the chance to start his sixth game of the season and his second at first base.
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