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Juan Rivera fails to make Yankees

The New York Yankees continued sorting through their various roster options on Thursday, releasing outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera. Rivera, 34, agreed to a minor-league contract with the team on Jan. 28. He was a candidate to play in both the outfield and at first base, but the Yankees may prefer first baseman Lyle Overbay, whom they signed to a minor-league deal after he was...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Yankees Hot Stove: Juan Rivera joins stockpile

Yesterday, the New York Yankees announced the signing a third right-handed-hitting outfielder in journeyman outfielder Juan Rivera. Juan Rivera (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fans who think Rivera looks familiar, well they would be correct, as he came up as a Yankees prospect between 2001-2003 and went on to play for five other teams since. Rivera made $4 million bucks last season with...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal   Yesterday, the Yankees signed 34-year-old outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor league contract, as first reported by ESPN. He will be expected to compete against Russ Canzler and Matt Diaz for a spot as a reserve outfielder and an extra right-handed bat. Yankee fans may remember Rivera, as he played for the Bombers from 2001-2003. He...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Rivera Robs Home Run, Pretends Like He Didn’t

Juan Rivera of the Los Angeles Dodgers robbed Jordan Pacheco of the Colorado Rockies of a home run in the bottom of the third inning on Tuesday night, however it was the aftermath which is newsworthy. Juan snagged the ball as it was heading over the left field fence and then pretended like he didn’t catch the ball. Even the announcers had to wait until they were able to confidently...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers Activate Rivera From DL, Option Van Slyke To AAA

The Dodgers have activated OF/1B Juan Rivera from the disabled list. Rivera has been on the disabled list since May 9 after he ruptured a tendon in his left hamstring. In his return to the Dodgers, he'll split time backing up first baseman James Loney and corner outfielders Bobby Abreu and Andre Ethier. Before going on the shelf, Rivera was hitting .247/.276/.358 and third...
Via Dodgers Rumors
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Rivera is nearing return

Matt Kemp was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Juan Rivera shouldn't be far behind. "Two, three more days," Rivera said. The Dodgers' opening-day left fielder, Rivera played alongside Kemp on a two-game rehabilitation assignment with triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday and Monday. Rivera rested Tuesday and was expected to resume playing with Class...
Via Fox Sports West
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rivera Joins Disabled List Party

Juan Rivera got some really bad news. He got invited to the disabled list party, according to Dylan Hernandez of the L. A. Times, the prognosis doesn't look good either. Juan Rivera's hamstring is ruptured, Don Mattingly said. Could be a long-term injury. The Dodgers on Wednesday placed outfielder Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list with a ruptured hamstring...
Via Dodgers Rumors
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Juan Rivera Hits Paydirt, But Why?

The news out of Los Angeles is that the Dodgers have inked outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera to a one-year guaranteed deal worth $4.5 million, with a club option for 2013. This deal is puzzling for several reasons — among them Rivera’s age, his offensive production over the last two seasons, his mediocre defense and the ramifications for other potential Dodger moves. Los...
Via Fangraphs
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Sources: Dodgers, Rivera agree to deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with outfielder Juan Rivera, major-league sources told The deal, which is pending a physical exam, will pay Rivera a $4 million base salary during the 2012 season. It includes a $4 million club option for 2013 (with a $500,000 buyout) and $500,000 in performance bonuses each year, one source...
Via Fox Sports
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Juan Rivera closing in on a one-year deal with the Dodgers

Ourfielder Juan Rivera is close to agreeing on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers according to baseball sources close to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The deal would include a team option for 2013 adds Hernandez. Rivera was traded to the Dodgers from the Blue Jays during the All Star Break. The Dodgers only paid $200,000 for Rivera while the Blue Jays covered...
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November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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