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 left-handed pitchers gives the club added balance.
Rivera was originally obtained with cash considerations from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations on July 12 and was a catalyst for the Dodgers second-half success as the club went 41-28 (.594) after the All-Star break. In 62 games with Los Angeles in left field (32 games), first base (17 games) and right field (13 games), he hit .274 while driving in 46 runs, which ranked second on the team behind Matt Kemp over the second half of the season.
His 46 RBI after the All-Star break were tied for ninth in the National League over t...