Found November 02, 2011 on Dodgers Rumors:

Ned Colletti and the Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly nearing a deal with free agent Juan Rivera. Per Ken Gurnick, it's a reported one-year deal worth $4MM with an option for the 2013 season. The deal should be finalized in the next couple days. If you are surprised, you shouldn't be,  I warned you already. You shouldn't be disappointed either, because ya just knew it was going to happen. I will be absolutely shocked if Rivera produces $4MM worth of baseball over the 2012 season. The thing about this deal is, if he does in 2012 what he did for the Dodgers in 2011 this will be a nice bargain deal, but it ain't gonna happen. For one Colletti isn't that lucky, and Rivera just isn't that good.

Rivera, 33, should be decent in 2012 after posting a combined line of .258/.319/.382 with 11 homers and 23 doubles for the Blue Jays and Dodgers in 2011. Rivera also had an very respectable .805 OPS against left-handed pitching. He was a large part of the success for the Dodgers in the second half, and while I am not jumping for joy over the news, I'm not kicking and screaming either.

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...

Dodgers agree to a one-year, $4.5 MM deal with Juan Rivera

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with outfielder Juan Rivera according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports. The deal is pending physical adds Morosi. A couple of days ago, we learned that both parts were close to an agreement. Rivera was traded to the Dodgers from the Blue Jays during the All Star Break. The Dodgers only paid $200,000 for Rivera while...

Dodgers OF Rivera agrees to one-year deal

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Juan Rivera agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal on Thursday. The contract is pending a physical, according to Rivera batted .273 with five homers and 46 RBIs after being acquired by the Dodgers in July. The moved helped Los Angeles post a 45-28 mark over its last 73 games. The 33-year-old Rivera finished the season with a .258...

The Los Angeles Dodgers re-sign Juan Rivera

The Dodgers have re-signed 33-year old righty swinging outfielder Juan Rivera to a 1-year, $4.5 million dollar deal. Rivera played in 62 games for the Dodgers last year and he was 60 for 219 (.274 avg, .740 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 5 homers, 46 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He played in 132 games overall last year for the Dodgers & Blue Jays and he was 120 for 466 (.258 avg, .701...

Another-Team-Takes-Colletti-Off-Our-Hands Pipe Dream Raises Its Head Again

Thanks to John G. for the link: from Roch Kubatko at I've been told again that the Orioles would like to interview Ned Colletti if he leaves the Los Angeles Dodgers. But that's only because they got turned down by Jerry Dipoto. And Tony LaCava. I wouldn't hold my breath on this one; a new owner won't be in place in time to make Colletti available to the O's.

Source: Dodgers closing in on deal with Rivera

The Dodgers are close to an agreement with outfielder-first baseman Juan Rivera on a one-year contract with a club option for 2013, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Dodgers Sign Juan Rivera

With the joyous news that Frank McCourt's toxic reign at Chavez Ravine will soon be ending, it is easy for fans to forget that the Dodgers still have a flawed, punchless lineup outside of MVP-candidate Matt Kemp. Today Los Angeles took a baby step toward fixing that problem, as the team announced that they have signed outfielder Juan Rivera to a one-year contract. The move...

Source: Rivera has deal to stay with Dodgers

Juan Rivera has agreed to a deal to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers pending a physical, according to a baseball source.

Dodgers sign Juan Rivera

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Dodgers hire first female head trainer

The Los Angeles Dodgers made history Monday by hiring Sue Falsone as head athletic trainer, making her the first female in professional sports to hold the job. Stan Conte has been promoted to senior director of medical services, general manager Ned Colletti also announced. Falsone has consulted for the Dodgers since 2007, when she became the first female physical therapist in...

High Comedy For A Wednesday Night

The Orioles want to speak to Ned Colletti if he becomes available. It makes sense, after a fashion; the Dodgers have been to three more postseasons under Ned than the O's have in the last decade. Hat tip to the ever-valuable Jay Jaffe on teh Twitter.

Sale of Dodgers creates uncertainty

Team officials, players and even player agents have questions but few answers on how the franchise will be affected in the weeks to come, including the signing of free agents.The Dodgers added two minor league players to their 40-man roster on Wednesday. They were still expecting to complete their one-year deal with Juan Rivera on Thursday and continued to monitor the free-agent market.
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