CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported yesterday that the Royals, Mariners, and Indians are among the clubs who have checked in free agent outfielder Alex Rios.
Rios turns 34 in February and batted .280/.311/.398 with four home runs, 54 RBI, and 17 stolen bases over 131 games this past season. He was shut down early in September with a nagging thumb injury. The Rangers bought out his 2015 club option for $1 million following the season.
With his power on the decline, Rios is unlikely to land a big money contract this winter, but he should find a starting job somewhere. He recently hired Scott Boras to be his agent.