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Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal
Yesterday, the Yankees signed 34-year-old outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor league contract, as first reported by ESPN. He will be expected to compete against Russ Canzler and Matt Diaz for a spot as a reserve outfielder and an extra right-handed bat.
Yankee fans may remember Rivera, as he played for the Bombers from 2001-2003. He appeared in 88 games during that time, hitting .262 with 8 home-runs and 32 RBI’s. A modest start to what has been a modest Major League career.
His best years came in Anaheim, where he played from 2005-2010. His best season occurred in 2006, where he batted .310, with 23 home-runs and 85 RBI’s. Last season, Rivera played for the Dodgers and did not have much success. He hit .244 with only 9 home-runs in 109 games.
This move follows suit with what the Yankees have done this offseason. Ideally, the Yankees wanted to limit their payroll for the future, so they have not attempted to break the bank with any moves this offseason. Instead, they have relied on cheaper players and shorter deals. Not your typical Yankees offseason, but that’s what happens when you have large, long-term deals to players like Jeter, Rodriguez, Teixeira and Sabathia on the books. However, it is not like the Yankees are strapped for cash, they simply wanted to be smarter with their money and avoid having too many long-term deals on the team. I wouldn’t expect every offseason to be like this one.
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Yesterday, the New York Yankees announced the signing a third right-handed-hitting outfielder in journeyman outfielder Juan Rivera.
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Fans who think Rivera looks familiar, well they would be correct, as he came up as a Yankees prospect between 2001-2003 and went on to play for five other teams since.
Rivera made $4 million bucks last season with...
The Miami New Times dropped a round of napalm on Major League Baseball when they published a report that fingered Alex Rodriguez as a customer of a clinic that supplied athletes with performance enhancing drugs.
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From USA Today:Derek Jeter worked out on a baseball field Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October.
The 38-year-old New York Yankees captain fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop at the team's minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage.
"Everything went well," Jeter said as he drove out of the complex.
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The executive, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because of the pending investigation...
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What do we know right now?
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