2:08 PM EDT, Mon July 06, 2015

Twins: Big series vs. Royals might re-unite J.R. Graham, Alex Rios

Rookie right-hander J.R. Graham never apologized directly to Alex Rios.

Twinsights: J.R. Graham glad to see Alex Rios back in Royals lineup

Rookie right-hander J.R. Graham never apologized directly to Alex Rios. Of course, after breaking the veteran outfielder’s left pinky finger with an errant pitch in the Twins’ home opener on April 13, Graham was the subject of a public upbraiding by Rios. “It’s frustrating when you get inexperienced pitchers coming to the mound showing a lot of energy and not being able to control their emotions,” Rios told reporters at the time. “I think that’s a recipe for disaster.” Now that Rios is back in the Kansas City Royals lineup, the start of a three-game series Monday night at...

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