The Rays reassigned Rios to their minor-league camp Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Rios was one of six players cut Monday, leaving the Rays with 47 players left at big-league camp as the organization narrows down its roster to 26 ahead of Opening Day. The 27-year-old right-hander had been vying for a spot in the Tampa Bay bullpen after giving up four earned runs in four innings across three relief appearances with the Phillies in 2020.
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.
Rios (shoulder) suffered a setback and is no longer throwing, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Rios has been sidelined since Aug. 15 as a result of right shoulder inflammation, but he had resumed playing catch from 120 feet Sept. 2. However, the right-hander has now been shut down following his setback. With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, it's unclear whether Rios will return to the mound in 2020.
Rios (shoulder) is playing catch from 120 feet, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Rios was placed on the injured list Aug. 18 with right shoulder inflammation, but he has yet to progress to mound work. The 27-year-old is already eligible to be activated, but it's unclear when he's expected to be ready for game action.
Rios was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Aug. 15, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Rios hasn't seen game action since Aug. 8, so it's unclear when or how he sustained the injury. Nick Mears was recalled from the alternate training site in a corresponding move.
The Pirates selected Rios' contract from their alternate training site prior to Monday's 5-4 loss to the Twins, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
To make room for Rios on the 40-man roster and 30-man active roster, the Pirates transferred Michael Feliz (forearm) from the 10-day injured list to the 45-day IL and designated Robbie Erlin for assignment. Rios, who owns a 6.20 ERA over 63 career big-league appearances, is expected to work mostly in low-leverage spots out of the Pittsburgh bullpen.
Rios was outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Rather than invite Rios to summer camp, he will be a part of the taxi squad instead. The 27-year-old righty has a 6.20 ERA in 65.1 career MLB innings.
Rios was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
Rios was potentially in contention for an Opening Day bullpen spot, but that door appears to be closed for now. With a career 6.20 ERA in 65.1 big-league innings, he's unlikely to fill anything other than a low-leverage role this season.
Rios was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
After coming over from Philadelphia on a waiver claim, Rios went on to make nine appearances out of the Indianapolis bullpen, posting a 2.35 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 12:4 K:BB over 15.1 innings. He struggled mightily both at Triple-A and in the majors with the Phillies, leading to his DFA, but Rios is only 26 and throws 96 mph on average with his fastball. The Pirates will give him a look down the stretch to see if there's something there.
Rios was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Saturday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Rios has shown very little in 55 career big-league innings, recording a 6.38 ERA, walking 10.5 percent of opposing batters, and striking out a modest 21.4 percent. He's spent most of the season at the Triple-A level, where he's struggled to a 7.41 ERA for Lehigh Valley, and will presumably remain in Triple-A with his new organization.
Rios was designated for assignment Monday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Rios has allowed seven runs while recording eight outs for the Phillies this season. He has a career 6.38 ERA in 55 major-league innings. He's not particularly young (26) and has struggled to a 7.41 ERA in 34 innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, so he's unlikely to be a particularly attractive option on the waiver wire. The move clears a spot for Jason Vargas, acquired in a trade from the Mets on Monday.
Rios was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
Getting optioned is the sort of thing that happens when you allow four runs without recording a single out, as Rios did Monday against the Dodgers. Juan Nicasio (groin) returned from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Rios allowed four runs on three hits without recording a single out in Monday's blowout loss to the Dodgers.
Rios entered the game with no outs in the top of the eighth and his team down eight runs already. He allowed a pair of doubles and a home run and then was ejected for hitting Justin Turner with a pitch. Rios has allowed seven runs (four earned) while recording just eight outs for the Phillies this season.
Rios was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
The Phillies needed some depth/insurance behind Vince Velasquez, and it was Rios who got the call. This will be his second stint with the major-league team this season. His prior stint last all of a week, with Rios allowing three hits and three walks but zero earned runs in 2.2 innings. He has a 4.75 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 30.1 innings with Lehigh Valley this season.
Rios was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Rios was called up from Lehigh Valley in late May and gave up three unearned runs on three hits and three walks across 2.2 innings. The 24-year-old had a 4.79 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 23:9 K:BB in 17 appearances at Triple-A prior to his promotion.
Rios was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Rios will take the roster spot of Adam Morgan (forearm), who was sent to the injured list Wednesday. Prior to earning a promotion, the 25-year-old Rios compiled a 4.79 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 23:9 K:BB in 20.2 innings of relief with Lehigh Valley. Look for the right-hander to fill a middle-relief role during his time with the big club.
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