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Rios comfortable defensively back in right field

Rios comfortable defensively back in right field

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Rios comfortable defensively back in right field
ARLINGTON -- White Sox outfielder Alex Rios certainly won't attribute his 2011 offensive struggles to holding down a center-field spot in which he didn't feel comfortable defensively. But Rios looks more at home in right, where he has played 722 of his 1,128 career games in the field, and has gotten the good jumps in the season's first two games to support this theory.

"Yeah, the transition is a little harder from right to center than it is from center to right, and I've played there for a few years," Rios said. "So, it feels more like home.

"You always separate defense from offense. But on defense, I feel more comfortable overall in right."

Rios came up with a diving catch in the fourth inning of Sunday's 5-0 loss to Texas, robbing Michael Young of an extra-base hit.

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