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St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 15, 2015

Royals' injured Alex Rios upset with Twins' J.R. Graham

Kansas City Royals right fielder Alex Rios landed on the disabled list with a fractured left hand after being hit by Twins rookie reliever J.R. Graham on Monday, and he was annoyed by more than just the X-ray.
Athletics Nation Apr 15, 2015

Daily Link Dump 4/15/15

Happy Jackie Robinson Day! Bad news for the Tigers, as Justin Verlander's simulated game was cut short. Some of the efforts to thank Jackie Robinson are just plain tacky. Despite a line drive to the face, Carlos Carrasco will not miss a start, only being pushed back one day. The Rockies have named Adam Ottavino their new closer. Where will the next closer controversy strike? My bets are on Seattle. This morning, Chris Mitchell put an article on Fangraphs telling us to curb our enthusiasm about Mark Canha. The A's won't be seeing Alex Rios this weekend, as he has been placed on the...
Baltimore Sun Apr 14, 2015

Royals outfielder Alex Rios breaks hand, out indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Kansas City Royals have suffered their first loss of the season: Right fielder Alex Rios was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a broken bone in his left hand.

Twinsights: J.R. Graham pitch fractures Alex Rios' left pinky finger

There was unfortunate news Tuesday morning regarding Kansas City Royals right fielder Alex Rios. Rios, hit by a 93-mph fastball by Twins rookie right-hander J.R. Graham in the eighth inning of Monday's home opener, suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left pinky finger and is expected to miss three to six weeks.  Graham, whose first pitch decked Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias in Graham's big-league debut, also was making his first pitch of the game when he hit Rios. The veteran outfielder stared at Graham as he walked slowly toward first, but Graham never engaged him. "I didn't...
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 14, 2015

Kansas City's Alex Rios out for unknown time after fracturing left hand

Kansas City rightfielder Alex Rios is out for an indefinite amount of time after being hit in the left hand by a pitch Monday in Minneapolis, the team said Tuesday. Rios suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his hand. The injury came during the eighth inning of the Royals’ win over the Minnesota Twins. No timetable has been set on when he will return. The Royals said they will likely make a roster move prior to the game Wednesday at Target Field.

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