Reports: Royals bring in Alex Rios

Kansas City, MO ( – The Kansas City Royals have reportedly
signed outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year deal on Monday.

According to multiple reports, Rios, who became a free agent after Texas
declined his $13.5 million club option in October, will make $11 million next

The 33-year-old compiled a .280 batting average with four home runs, 54 RBI
and a .311 on-base percentage over 131 games last season, his second with the

Rios, who was an All-Star in 2006 and 2007, has hit for a career average of
.278 with 165 homers, 762 RBI and 244 stolen bases in 1,586 games across 11
seasons with the Blue Jays, White Sox and Rangers.