Broken hand healed, Alex Rios is ready to rejoin the Royals

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Out since mid-April with a fractured left hand, Alex Rios is expected to come off the disabled list and return to the Royals’ outfield Saturday.

Rios signed a one-year, $11 million deal with Kansas City this offseason and was off to a nice start before the injury. He’ll jump back into the starting lineup in right field after the Royals turned primarily to 29-year-old rookie Paulo Orlando in his absence.

Overall this season Royals right fielders have hit just .246 with two homers and a .623 OPS in 46 games.