Alex Rios said he's started the process of revamping his batting stance in an effort to resurrect his production. Rios, who didn't start for the White Sox on Friday night for the second consecutive game, said he has moved his hands away from the middle of his body and said he will continue this if he feels aggressive and comfortable. This is the start of a process that Rios hopes won't require the entire offseason to get comfortable with. "I want to get a super simple stance where I don't have to be thinking too much about my mechanics," said Rios, who is batting .207 in 102 games. "So that's my goal for this offseason." Rios said he has watched other hitters to form some ideas about what stance might work best for him. "Sometimes I look at some of the players and tell myself, 'I'd like to hit like that because it looks so simple," Rios said. "But at the end of the day, it's what feels more comfortable to me. So I'm going to try a few things in the offseason and see what works best."
Rios wants to be poised for success
Chicago Tribune | Aug 6