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The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with outfielder Juan Rivera, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
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 said.
Rivera totaled a .701 OPS in 132 games this year between the Blue Jays and Dodgers. He was in the Los Angeles lineup almost every day - in left field or right field - when the Dodgers tied for the National League's best record over the final five and a half weeks of the season (25-10).
Barring trades, the Dodgers' outfield for next year appears set: Rivera and possibly Jerry Sands in left field, with Matt Kemp in center and Andre Ethier in right. If the Dodgers feel strongly enough about Sands' ability to play every day, they could trade Ethier, who is set to become a free agent after the 2012 season.
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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.
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...
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...
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 FOXSports.com.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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Juan Rivera has agreed to a deal to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers pending a physical, according to a baseball source.
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.
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.