|MLB Career Stats||6419||885||1778||169||794||253||.277||.321||.755|
|2012||Chi White Sox||AL|
|2013||Chi White Sox||AL|
|November 4, 2015||RF Alex Rios elected free agency.|
|May 30, 2015||Kansas City Royals activated RF Alex Rios from the 15-day disabled list.|
|May 25, 2015||Kansas City Royals sent RF Alex Rios on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.|
|April 14, 2015||Kansas City Royals placed RF Alex Rios on the 15-day disabled list. Left hand fracture|
|December 19, 2014||Kansas City Royals signed free agent RF Alex Rios.|
|October 30, 2013||RF Alex Rios elected free agency.|
|August 10, 2013||Texas Rangers activated RF Alex Rios.|
|August 9, 2013||Chicago White Sox traded RF Alex Rios to Texas Rangers for 2B Leury Garcia.|
|August 10, 2009||Chicago White Sox claimed Alex Rios off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays.|
Alexis Israel Rios…wife's name is Carla…has two children: Alex and Alessandra… graduated from San Pedro Martin High School in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in 1999.
Alex signed a one-year free-agent contract on December 19, with a mutual option for the 2016 season...Spent the 2014 season with Texas, his only full season with the Rangers…Tied for fourth in the American League in triples, while his .280 average ranked second among qualifying players on his club...Got off to a hot start, leading the A.L. with a .335 batting average (84-for-251) through the games on June 10…But hit .224 (54-for-241) over his final 66 games...Selected as Rangers' Player of the Month in May, batting .312 (34-for-109) with five doubles, five triples, two homers and 17 RBI…Included a season-best 12-game hitting streak from May 17-29...Became the fastest player in Rangers history to reach eight triples (64 games), besting the previous mark by Ruben Sierra (72 team games) in 1989...Collected at least 30 doubles for a third-straight season…Since the start of 2012, his 100 doubles are tied for 11th-most in the A.L...Did not play after September 4 due to an infection on a bruise on his right thumb.2013
Batted .280 (52-186) with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs, 26 RBI, 26 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases in 47 games with Texas…from Aug. 10, the date he joined the team, through the end of the season, led all Rangers in extra-base hits (19), slugging pct. (.457), and stolen bases and ranked among Texas leaders in hits (T2nd), home runs (2nd), RBI (2nd), runs scored (T2nd), and doubles (T1st)… started all 47 games in right after joining the team.2012 Established career highs in batting average (.304), home runs (25) and RBIs (91) and matched his career highs with eight triples (also 2008) and a .516 slugging percentage (also 2006) ... was the White Sox nominee for the 2012 Hank Aaron Award, which recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league ... ranked among American League leaders in triples (t3rd, 8), average with RISP (6th, .348), extra-base hits (t7th, 70), hits (8th, 184), total bases (9th, 312), slugging percentage (t9th, .516) and average (11th, .304) ... was the only player in the AL and one of two in baseball (also Ryan Braun) to hit .300 with at least 30 doubles, 25 home runs, 90 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and 300 total bases ... joined Magglio Ordonez (2001) as the only White Sox players to reach those marks in a season ... also joined Ray Durham and Ordonez (both in 2001) as the only players in team history to record 30-plus doubles, 20-plus home runs and 20-plus stolen bases in a season ... became the first player in White Sox history with multiple seasons of 20 homers and 20 steals ... ranked among AL outfield leaders in hits (3rd), average (4th), slugging percentage (4th), runs scored (t6th, 93), RBIs (7th), oPS (7th, .850), doubles (t7th, 37) and home runs (t10th) ... also led the White Sox in average, hits, doubles, triples, runs scored, extra-base hits and multihit games (56) ... was successful on 79.3 percent (23-29) of his stolen base attempts ... batted .471 (32-68) with RISP/less than two outs, the second-best mark in baseball behind St. Louis' Allen Craig (.492) ... hit .324 (99-306) with 16 homers and 56 RBIs at U.S. Cellular Field, compared to .284 (85-299) with nine and 35 on the road ... batted .318 (101-318) with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs in the first half and .289 with 13 homers and 42 RBIs after the break ... hit .300 or better in four months: .311 in April, .346 in June, .333 in July and .320 in September ... hit at least .400 against three AL clubs: .418 (28-67) vs. Minnesota, .424 (14-33) vs. Seattle and .407 (11-27) vs. Tampa Bay ... owned a .980 fielding percentage (7 E/349 TC) in his first full season in right field since 2009 ... recorded nine outfield assists, tied for the eighth-most in the AL and his most since 2008 (10) ... hit a game-winning home run in the ninth inning on 4/7 at Texas (off Joe Nathan) ... compiled an 11-game hitting streak from 4/9-23 (.415, 17-41) ... reached base safely four times on 5/8 at Cleveland, including a game-winning triple off Chris Perez in the 10th inning ... hit his second home run of the season on 5/23 vs. Minnesota, snapping a 143 at-bat homerless drought ... recorded his fourth career multihomer game on 6/15 at the Dodgers, including a game-tying shot in the eighth inning ... matched his season high with an 11-game hitting streak from 6/25-7/6, batting .457 (21-46) with three home runs and nine RBIs ... homered in consecutive games for the second time on 6/26-27 at Minnesota ... went 3-5 with two doubles, a home run, a career-high tying four RBIs and three runs scored on 7/8 vs. Toronto ... recorded his fifth career multihomer game, including his third career game-ending home run, on 8/3 vs. Los Angeles-AL ... compiled a 12-game hitting streak at U.S. Cellular Field from 8/11-9/7, going 17-46 (.370) with three homers and 10 RBIs ... connected on a game-winning homer in the sixth inning on 8/22 vs. the Yankees ... registered his sixth career multihomer game (third of 2012), including his second career grand slam, on 9/5 vs. Minnesota (career-high six RBIs) ... according to Elias, he tied the club record for most RBIs in a game in which a player accounted for all of the team's runs, joining Al Simmons (1933) and Roy Sievers (1961) ... hit a go-ahead three-run homer on 9/10 vs. Detroit and a game-winning homer (no. 24) in the seventh inning on 9/18 at Kansas City ... became the second player in White Sox history to hit 24 or more homers in a season after hitting just one in his first 150 at-bats (source: Elias) ... Larry Doby (also 24) accomplished the feat in 1956. 2011 Batted .227 (122-537) with 22 doubles, 13 home runs and 44 RBI in 145 games in his second full season with the White Sox...his .227 average was down from .284 in 2010, while his 13 homers were his fewest since 2005 (10)...lowered his strikeout total from 93 to 68 and averaged a career-best 8.38 plate appearance per strikeout...hit .309 (23-75) with five homers and 11 RBI in September, all monthly bests...stole 11 bases compared to a career-high 34 in 2010...hit .287 (43-150) with three home runs vs. left-handers and .204 (79-387) with 10 homers vs. righties...batted a career-low .171 (21-123) with runners in scoring position, .075 (4-53) with RISP and two outs and .077 (1-13) with the bases loaded...compiled a .992 (3 E/357 TC) fielding percentage in 143 games in center field (.987 in 2010)...grounded into 20 double plays, tied for sixth most in the American League...played in his 1,000th career game on 4/3 at Cleveland...ended a career-long 0-22 streak on 4/25 at New York-AL...his home run on 4/30 vs. Baltimore was his first since 9/9/10 at Detroit (152 at-bats)...received his third career ejection on 5/1 vs. Baltimore for arguing balls and strikes...recorded his 500th career RBI on 5/4 vs. Minnesota...matched his career high with four RBI on 6/18 at Arizona (fifth time)...ended a 132 at-bat homerless streak on 8/7 at Minnesota...hit his first career grand slam and second career game-ending homer on 9/10 vs. Cleveland (was 0-12 with bases loaded prior to that homer)...fell a double shy of the cycle on 9/24 vs. Kansas City, going 3-4 with a triple, home run, two RBI and two runs scored...left the game on 9/25 vs. Kansas City for precautionary measures after running into the center-field fence while making a catch...did not play the remainder of the season. 2010 Hit .284 (161-567) with 29 doubles, 21 home runs and a careerhigh 88 RBI in 147 games in his first full season with the White Sox ... also established a career high with 34 stolen bases, eighth-most in the American League ... became the fourth player in Chicago history with 20 home runs and 20 steals in the same season, joining Tommie Agee (1966), Ray Durham (2001) and Magglio Ordonez (2001) ... his 21 homers marked the second-most of his career (24 in 2007) and second-most by a Sox center fielder behind Aaron Roward in 2004 (23) ... also ranked second among Chicago center field leaders in RBI (86) and runs scored (stats as CF only) ... started a career-high 141 games in center field (previous high was 59 in 2008) and posted a .987 (5 E/395 TC) fielding percentage with six assists ... also made two starts as designated hitter and one in left field ... along with Juan Pierre, became the first pair of White Sox teammates with at least 30 stolen bases in a season since 1992 (Tim Raines, Lance Johnson and Steve Sax) ... led the AL with a .381 (59-155) average during the day (.248 at night) ... was hit by a pitch a career-high seven times ... hit .354 (23-65) during interleague play ... made his first-ever Opening Day start in center field ... also hit his second career OD homer ... started in left field for the first time on 4/8 vs. Cleveland ... hit his first game-ending home run on 4/24 vs. Seattle, a two-run shot off David Aardsma ... missed games on 5/1-2 at New York-AL to return to Chicago for the birth of his son, Alex Javier ... hit safely in 12 straight games from 4/27-5/11 (.408, 20-49), one shy of his career high ... scored his 500th career run on 6/6 vs. Cleveland ... recorded his 1,000th hit on 7/15 at Minnesota ... also recorded a sacrifice fly in the first and second inning, the first major-league player to accomplish the feat since James Loney on 4/16/08 vs. Pittsburgh ... hit his 100th career home run on 7/19 at Seattle ... matched his career high in hits (third time) and RBI (fourth) on 8/30 at Cleveland, going 5-6 with a double, home run and four RBI ... matched his career high with three stolen bases on 9/5 at Boston (third time). 2009 Combined to hit .247 (144-582) with 31 doubles, 17 home runs and 71 RBI in 149 games with Toronto and Chicago...his 17 home runs tied for the second-highest total of his career (also 2006)...collected at least 30 doubles for the fourth consecutive season...tied for ninth in the American League in sacrifice flies (seven) and ranked 10th in stolen base percentage (82.8)...began the season with the Blue Jays and batted .264 (115-436) with 14 home runs and 62 RBI in 108 games...was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on 8/10 and hit .199 (29-146) with three home runs and nine RBI in 41 games...went 24-29 in stolen-base attempts, his second straight season with at least 20 steals (32 in 2008)...hit .262 (95-363) with 10 home runs and 46 RBI in the first half, compared to .224 (49-219) after the All-Star break...appeared in 110 games (109 starts) in right field and 42 games (37) in center compiled a .985 (5 E/338 TC) fielding percentage with four assists in the outfield...set a Toronto record with seven straight strikeouts from 6/3-4...struck out five times on 6/4 vs. angels, tying his own Blue Jays mark...stole nine bases in June, tied for fourth-most in the AL...tied his career high with three stolen bases on 7/23 vs. Cleveland (second time)...recorded a RBI in a career-best five straight games from 8/2-8 (nine total)...made his White Sox debut on 8/12 at Seattle...hit his first homer with Chicago on 8/19 vs. Kansas City...collected his 200th career double on 9/27 vs. Detroit...batted .318 (14-44) with two home runs and six RBI in his last 12 games...participated in the World Baseball Classic for Puerto Rico, going 5-19 (.263) with one home run and four RBI in six games. 2008 In 155 games played this season, batted .291 with 15 home runs & 79 RBI... Becomes just the 5th Blue Jay since 1990 to collect 15 home runs, 75 RBI & 30 stolen bases in a single season (Mondesi-'01, Cruz Jr.-'01, Green-'98 & Alomar-'93)...Led the Club with 635 at bats, 91 runs scored, 185 hits, 293 total bases, 47 doubles, eight triples, 79 RBI & 32 stolen bases... The 47 doubles, eight triples & 32 stolen bases all represented career highs...Among AL leaders, ranked 8th in hits, T-5th in doubles, T-4th in triples, 9th in extra base hits (70), T-5th in multi-hit games (54), 10th in total bases & 8th in stolen bases... Ranked T-1st in the AL in the month of August with 12 doubles & ranked 4th with 25 runs... After the break, led the AL in extra base hits (39), 2nd in total bases (148), T-3rd in triples (5) & T-7th in hits (82)...On Sept. 8 was named American League Player of the Week for the 1st time in his career... Batted .414 (12-29) in six games & led the AL in extra base hits (3-2B, 2-3B, 3-HR) & in SLG % (.966) during that week...On Aug. 19 had a 26-game hit streak vs. New York snapped as he went 0-for-4... Batted .364 (39-107) with six doubles, three home runs & 16 RBI over that span... The 26-game hit streak vs. New York was the longest such streak since Charlie Gehringer of the Tigers had a 31-game hit streak vs. the Yankees from 1935-1936... The 26-game hit streak vs. NYY by Rios had been the longest active streak by a ML player vs. any one team...His 47 doubles were the most by a Blue Jay in a single season since Aaron Hill hit 47 in 2007... On Aug. 17 at BOS, had a 5-for-6 night with four doubles... Became just the 3rd player in Blue Jay history to hit a Club high four doubles in a game... Damaso Garcia hit four doubles at NYY back on June 27, 1986 & Shannon Stewart did so on July 18, 2000 vs.NYM...The five-hit game matched his career high (2nd time, last on Aug. 8, 2005 vs. DET-10 inn)... That game in '05 vs. DET was the last time a Jay had five hits in a single contest... The last time a Blue Jay had at least five hits in a 9 inning contest was Frank Catalanotto's franchise high, six hits vs. CWS back on May 1, 2004 in the 2nd game of aDH...His 32 stolen bases were the most by a Jay since Jose Cruz Jr. stole 32 in 2001... Had 23 stolen bases at the break (T-5th in AL), most by a Jay since Shannon Stewart (29 in '99)... On July 5 at LAA, stole three bases (career high) & had five for the series marking the most in a series by any Blue Jay since Otis Nixon swiped six vs. Oakland, June 5-8, 1997... Hit just four home runs prior to the all-star break... His 4th home run of the season came on June 24 vs. CIN, his 1st since May 1 vs. BOS (a span of 211 plate appearances & 48 games between HR's)... Was his 1st HR at Rogers Centre since Apr. 19 vs. DET... Enjoyed two multi-HR games this season (July 26 vs. SEA & Sept. 5 vs. TB), giving him three in his career... On Apr. 14 at BAL hit his 2nd career pinch hit home run (previous on May 21, 2006 at COL)... Was batting .320 (33-103) after his first 27 games of the season... Hit in a season high 12 straight games from Aug. 30-Sept. 11, the longest by a Jay this season... Batted .340 (22-55) over that span... Batted .331 (56-169) with 26 extra base hits over last 40 games... IN THE FIELD: Among AL outfielders ranked 3rd in outfield assists (14) & was T-4th in games played (151). 2007 Led the Club with a career high 161 games, 643 at bats, 114 runs, 191 hits, 320 total bases, seven triples, 17 stolen bases and a .498 SLG... Received the "Neil MacCarl" award, named after the longtime baseball writer from the Toronto Star, representing the Clubs Player of the Year, a selection made by the BBWAA Toronto Chapter...THE "RIGHT" WAY: As a right fielder this season, recorded 99 runs, 173 hits, 39 doubles and batted .305...The 99 runs are tied for 2nd among Blue Jay right fielders in a single season (Shawn Green had 134 in 1999)...The 173 hits, 39 doubles and .305 BA all ranked 2nd by a Jay right fielder over a single season...Among AL right fielders, ranked 3rd in runs, 3rd in hits, T-3rd in doubles, 2nd in triples (6), T-3rd in home runs (23), 3rd in batting average and 3rd in SLG (.561)...AMONG THE BEST: Ranked among the top 10 in 10 AL categories...Ranked T-7th in multi-hit games (59), 7th in runs (114), T-7th in hits (191), 5th in total bases (320), T-6th in doubles (43), T-6th in extra base hits (74), T-6th in outfield assists (11), T-4th vs. LHP-BA (.345), 3rd in at bats (643) and T-3rd in games played (161)...On Apr. 13 vs. DET, hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to win the game in the 10th inning...In that same game vs. DET hit a leadoff home run (off Bonderman)...A GOOD START: Began the season on a 11-game hit streak, recording a hit in each of the Club's first 11 contests...It was the longest such streak by a Blue Jay since Vernon Wells had a 12-game streak to begin the 2006 season...The 11-game hit streak (Apr. 2-14) was two shy of his career high set back in 2006 (May 3-27)..Was one of only three AL players to start the season with a hit streak of at least 11 games (D. Young of TB & A. Rodriguez of NYY)...LEADING OFF: Hit four lead off home runs this season & now has nine for his career...As the leadoff hitter this season, batted .282 with 12 HR and 30 RBI in just 58 games...The 12 home runs rank T-3rd among AL leadoff hitters...May 19 at PHI had a career high four walks, most by any Jay this year...May 24 at BAL hit a 10th inning HR off D. Baez for the game winning shot...It was his 1st career extra-inning HR...Two days later in Minnesota, hit his 2nd extra-inning home run, this time off Pat Neshek to break up a 7-7 tie in the 11th inning...The Jays would go onto win that contest by a score of 9-8 in 13 innings...On June 16 vs. WAS recorded his 50th career stolen base...IN THE BRONX: On July 16 at NYY, hit his 1st career home run at Yankee Stadium in his 103rd career plate appearance... 102 straight plate appearances was the 3rd longest stretch among active players...Orlando Hudson was 2nd on that list at 103 plate appearances while Toby Hall leads at 136 plate appearances without homering at Yankee Stadium... Had a hit in all 18 games vs. the Yankees this season, giving him the longest single season hitting streak vs. New York since Cleveland's Dale Mitchell went 19 straight in 1952...STAR GAZING: July 9 at AT&T park in San Francisco, finished 2nd in the Home Run Derby behind V. Guerrero...Hit 19 home runs over three rounds of the competition... Made his 2nd straight All-Star game, was a 9th inning defensive replacement (RF) & did not have a plate appearance...July 8 vs. CLE hit a walk-off single to break a scoreless tie (2nd time to end a game in walk-off fashion this season)...On Aug. 29 at OAK hit a home run for the 1st time since July 23 vs. MIN (a span of 34 games & 129 at bats)...QUITE THE HONOUR: Was named the Toronto BBWAA player of the month for May (.333, 8-HR, 14-RBI, 35-hits and .619 SLG) and July (.340, 3-HR, 15-extra base hits)...Won the 2007 Fielding Bible Award for right field...The Fielding Bible Awards name the best overall fielder at every position in the major leagues each season...Rios beat out Ichiro Suzuki for the top spot. 2006 Hit a career high .302 with 17 home runs and 82 RBI...Belted his first career pinch-hit HR May 21 at COL...Hit four lead-off home runs, two short of the Blue Jay record (D. White)...Led the club with six triples, and 10 sacrifice flies...Had a career high 13 game hitting streak from May 13-27, batting .357 over that span (20-56)...June 12 vs. BAL, enjoyed the 1st multi-homer game of his career... On June 14 vs. BAL, hit back-to-back home runs with Frank Catalanotto to lead off the game... It marked just the 2nd time in Club history the Blue Jays had hit consecutive homers to start a game, joining the pair hit by Devon White & Roberto Alomar...His .330 average at the break ranks as the 7th highest in Club history... On July 28 at OAK, struck out five times... It's the first time a Blue Jay has struck out five times in a game, and marks the most ever for a nine inning game...The club record is held by Alex Gonzalez with six, coming in a 13-inning game vs. CLE, Sept. 9, 1998...Set new career highs in hits (136), doubles (33), home runs (17), RBI (82), and walks (35)...Was named to his 1st All-Star Game (Pittsburgh)...Could not participate due to a staph infection...Was placed on the disabled list from June 28-July 27 with the staph infection in his left leg...Included a rehabilitation assignment at Syracuse from July 24-26. 2005 Completed his first full season in the Major Leagues, appearing in 146 games...Led all Blue Jays with 14 stolen bases...Became the 10th different Blue Jay to hit two triples in the same game and the first since Orlando Hudson in June 2003...Hit his first homer of the season and second of his career on May 13 at CLE...Ended a span of 330 at bats without a home run...June 21 vs. BAL, hit his first career leadoff home run off Rodrigo Lopez, the only leadoff homer of the season by the Blue Jays...Aug. 8 vs. DET, established a new career high with five hits... Had a home run, two RBI and scored two runs in that game. 2004 Was recalled by the Blue Jays on May 26 from Syracuse of the International League (AAA)...Made his Major League debut on May 27 vs. ANA and collected his first career hit with a seventh inning single off Jarrod Washburn... The following night, May 28 vs. TEX, collected his first RBI with a first inning single off R.A. Dickey, scoring Josh Phelps...Drove in three runs on Aug. 1 at TB, a game that included his first career home run, a solo shot off Dewon Brazelton in the sixth inning...Led all rookies and ranked fourth overall in the American League with 11 outfield assists... Also ranked first among AL rookies in multi-hit games (34), triples (7) and stolen bases (15)... Ranked second among AL rookies in hits (122), total bases (163), doubles (24) and extra base hits (32)... Also ranked among the AL rookie leaders in batting average (3rd at .286), RBI (7th with 28), runs (3rd with 55), walks (4th with 31), on base percentage (4th at .338) and slugging percentage (6th at .383)... Furthermore, led the Blue Jays in the 2004 season with seven triples (sharing the team lead with Orlando Hudson), 11 outfield assists and 15 stolen bases... His seven triples were the most by a Blue Jays rookie since Shannon Stewart hit seven in 1997... The Club record of 10 was set by Alfredo Griffin in 1979. 2003 Named as the Eastern League's Most Valuable Player... Led the Eastern League with a .352 batting average, 181 hits and a club record 11 triples...Named to Northern Division roster for the 2003 Eastern League All-Star Game... Chosen to participate in the 2003 Radio Shack All-Star Futures Game during All-Star Week in Chicago... Hit a solo home run for the World Team in a losing cause... Named as the Eastern League Player of the Month for August after batting .410 in 30 games and setting monthly highs with 48 hits, five home runs, 28 RBI and 25 runs scored... Also honoured during the month of August as the Eastern League Player of the Week, for the period ending August 10... In the postseason set team highs with three home runs and six RBI in New Haven's eight playoff games...Was named by Baseball America as the "Best Batting Prospect" and "Most Exciting Player" in their year-end review of play in the Eastern League... Was also included in the magazine's year-end "Hot Sheet" of the top prospects in baseball, ranked 12th overall... Ranked second in the magazine's year-end list of the top 20 prospects in the Eastern League...And ranked as the top prospect in the Blue Jays organization...Played with Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League and was named as the Winter League MVP. 2002 Was rated by Baseball America as the sixth best prospect in the Blue Jays organization... Spent the entire season with Dunedin (A) of the Florida State League where he was fifth in the league batting .305 with 33 extra-base hits and 61 RBI... Led the team with 139 hits and was fifth in the league with eight triples, also a team high... May 13 drove in a season high with four RBI after hitting a pinch-hit grand slam home run... Was on the disabled list from May 23-June 13 with a fractured finger on his right hand...Was selected to play in the midseason FSL All-Star game and the postseason All-Star team. 2001 Compiled season-best 13-game hitting streak for Charleston-WV (A) of the South Atlantic League June 21-July 4, raising average from .233 to .268... Batted .301 (28-for-93) in month of July and was named as the Alley Cats' Player of the Month... Finished the season leading the team in hits (126), total bases (170) and RBI (58)...Led the SAL with 14 sac-flies. 2000 Began the season with Hagerstown (A) of the South Atlantic League but was sent down to Queens (A) of the NY Penn League after 22 games...Finished second in the NY Penn League with one strikeout every 10.18 plate appearances. 1999 Led Medicine Hat (A) in triples (3)...Named the 9th best prospect in Pioneer League by Baseball America... Played briefly for Caguas, Puerto Rican League (three at bats).