Armando Ríos

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Armando Ríos
Outfielder
Born: (1971-09-13) September 13, 1971 (age 43)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 1998 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 2003 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 36
Runs batted in 167
Teams

Armando Ríos (born September 13, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a 5' 9", 185 lb. left-handed outfielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1998 through 2003.

Rios played center field for Louisiana State University in 1991 and 1993, when the Tigers won the College World Series, each time beating Wichita State in the championship game. In the 1991 finale, Rios hit a two-run homer in the second inning to give LSU a 4-1 lead en route to a 6-3 victory.[1]

Armando Ríos first reached the majors in 1998 with the San Francisco Giants, spending part of four seasons with them before moving to the Pittsburgh Pirates (2001–02) and Chicago White Sox (2003). His most productive season came in 2001, when he hit .260 in 95 games and posted career-highs in home runs (14), RBI (50), runs (38), hits (83) and doubles (17).

Since his last major league season Rios has played in the Pacific, International, and Atlantic leagues.

In 2006, Ríos played with the Algodoneros de Guasave in the Mexican Pacific League. Ríos is expected to be back with the Algodoneros in 2007. In 2008, Ríos played for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter Baseball League.

Currently, Ríos is playing baseball in Carolina, Puerto Rico

Ríos is an admitted user of performance-enhancing drugs, testifying in the BALCO case after surgeries on his knee, elbow and shoulder. He is one of the players mentioned in the 2007 Mitchell Report.

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