Found November 04, 2011 on Baseball Think Factory:
Los Angeles Dodgers - Signed OF Juan Rivera to a 1-year, $4.5 million contract with club option for 1-year, $3.5 million. This is a signing that makes me want to take a paint tutorial (Billy is pretty loyal to the Royals though and might not be available). Words will have to be enough. Honestly though this isn’t an objectively terrible signing. I can’t readily identify 60 better corner outfielders, so he’s (arguably) playing on merit. He isn’t horrendously overpaid and there’s no long-term commitment. He’s a bad regular but a pretty decent backup corner outfielder (well offensively at any rate. He’s not much of a defensive player, though he’s hardly a brutally bad one)—particularly if you can afford to platoon him.(his splits last year are not an ability level, but he is a career .289/.335/.495 and that has some value if you can spare a roster spot) My specific problem with the signing is that there’s no reason to do it. Yes, as I said he’s arguably playing on merit, but you’d reall

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...

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...

Dodgers sign outfielder Juan Rivera

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that they signed Juan Rivera to a one-year contract.  The deal is pending a physical. The outfielder will be paid $4 million in 2012 and he has a $4 million club option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout. The 33-year-old hit .258/.319/.382 in 132 games between the Dodgers and the Toronto Blue Jays this season. Image taken by FoxKat and used under...

Dodgers sign Juan Rivera

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that they have signed outfielder Juan Rivera to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. Juan proved to be a valuable addition to our lineup last season both in terms of his versatility and run production, said Colletti. He is capable of playing three positions and his production against...

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 ink Rivera to one-year contract

The Dodgers officially announced on Thursday the re-signing of free-agent outfielder Juan Rivera, who will receive a one-year deal plus a 2013 option for a guaranteed $4.5 million.

Dodgers To Sign Juan Rivera

The Dodgers will sign Juan Rivera to a one-year deal worth $4.5MM, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The deal, which is pending a physical, would guarantee the outfielder $4.5MM. The Dodgers and Rivera's representatives at SFX were closing in on a deal earlier in the week. It appears that the deal will include an option for 2013. Rivera joined the...

Dodgers re-sign OF Juan Rivera

The Los Angeles Dodgers re-signed veteran outfielder Juan Rivera to a one-year contract on Thursday.

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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