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Royals plan to activate Rios from DL on Saturday

CHICAGO Alex Rios boarded a flight in Omaha on Friday to meet the Kansas City Royals at Wrigley Field. After playing four games on a Class AAA rehabilitation assignment, Rios will be activated for Saturday's game against the Cubs. He had shown enough confidence in his once-broken left hand to use it as a brake when he crashed into a wall for a catch on Thursday. "I had no choice," Rios said. "It got me pretty good. But it didn't get any worse. The soreness is still the same." Rios notched three hits in 17 at-bats in Omaha. He has not played since April 13, when a misplaced fastball from Twins reliever J.R. Graham collided with his hand. Manager Ned Yost...

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