Found November 02, 2011 on Sons of Steve Garvey:
We're only days removed from the World Series and already Ned Colletti is chasing his beloved veterany goodness. From "Rivera appears headed back to Dodgers" by Ken Gurnick at The Dodgers have reached a tentative agreement with free-agent outfielder Juan Rivera on a one-year contract with a 2013 option for approximately $4 million guaranteed, according to a baseball source. Rivera was acquired at the All-Star break from the Toronto Blue Jays virtually for free and became the run producer the Dodgers have looking for since Manny Ramirez went wrong. Rivera drove in 46 runs in 62 games, although he hit .274 with only five home runs in 219 at-bats and a .739 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). The nine-year veteran had a career-high 25 home runs for the Angels in 2009 before being dealt to Toronto in the Vernon Wells trade. He just finished up a three-year, $12.75 million contract. At least it's only a one-year deal for the 33-year-old Rivera. Wond...

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...

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Wild Card, Round 1 - Colletti vs. Williams

The MLB Movember Mustache Madness Wild Card bracket is only getting wilder.  Mustachioed men don't just play the game, they also build the teams.  These two general managers each bring a little something different to our bracket, and no, I'm not talking about Colletti's toupee. Ned Colletti How can a man with such great hair on his lip make such a bad choice with...

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

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...

Colletti Not Sure What Hand He's Been Dealt

After Frank McCourt agreed to sell the Dodgers, even general manager Ned Colletti didn't know how that would impact his ability to construct the team's 2012 roster. This is unchartered territory: a team getting sold in the offseason, with the previous owner cash-strapped, no favorite to be the new owner, and differing opinions on whether adding payroll increases or decreases...

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...

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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