Felipe Rivero Changes Agents

Pirates reliever Felipe Rivero has changed his representation, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag. Rivero has hired the Boras Corporation, per the report. Rivero, who will turn 26 this summer, can’t qualify for free agency until 2022. But he entered the season with 1.162 days of service, so he’s nearly certain to qualify for arbitration at year’s end as a Super Two player....
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

The one that got away? Ex-Nats reliever Felipe Rivero is surging in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Hindsight is rarely kind and notoriously unforgiving to those who employ it regularly. Last year, at the trade deadline, the Washington Nationals desperately needed a closer, so they conceded a high-ceiling lefty to get one. Now, a few months later, they need a closer again. That high-ceiling lefty has ascended in the meantime […]
Via Nationals Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivero becomes workhorse in Pirates' 'pen

Felipe Rivero has been one of baseball's busiest relievers. The left-hander has also been one of the Majors' most effective arms.
21 days ago

The Possible Star of the Pirates Bullpen

If the Pirates are going to make it back into the playoffs, it stands to reason they could need a hell of a bullpen. It’s something they’ve leveraged before — between 2013 and 2015, when the Pirates made the playoffs in all three years, they had the highest bullpen WPA in baseball. It was one of their various subtle strengths, and it made them tougher than many predicted. Of...
Via Fangraphs
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Nationals rally against Rivero, beat Pirates 10-7

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pinch-hitter Jayson Werth hit a tying two-run homer, Chris Heisey drove in the go-ahead run, and the Washington Nationals scored five runs off former teammate Felipe Rivero in the eighth inning to rally past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-7 on Sunday. Clint Robinson added an RBI single and Pedro Severino drew a bases-loaded walk in the inning. Rivero (1-5) had allowed...
Via Associated Press
September 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals make astute move in acquiring Melancon

It became very clear that the Washington Nationals were going to get a reliever from somewhere prior to Monday’s MLB trade deadline, and they made one of the better moves they could have in acquiring Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports confirmed Saturday that the Nationals were getting Melancon for left-handed reliever Felipe Rivero...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Felipe Rivero pitching a lot for Nationals but enjoying it

If it has felt like Felipe Rivero has appeared in every other Nationals game this season, it is true. With his critical inning in Thursday’s win over the Cardinals, Rivero has pitched in 24 of the Nationals’ 48 games. He is tied with 15 others in baseball with 24 appearances. Only Hector Norris of the […]
Via Nationals Journal
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

On the value of Felipe Rivero and developing relievers from within

In Monday’s Post, we told a story about Felipe Rivero, who was one of the brightest spots of the Nationals’ 2015 season. He not only debuted but was a revelation. And now entering the 2016 season, he has arguably the highest upside of any reliever in the Nationals’ projected bullpen. He throws in the high 90s, […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

#TBT: Nationals pull off circus play against Giants - Nationals Buzz

One player who has made an early impression in spring training is flamethrower Felipe Rivero. "Boy, that lefty out there throwing 100 mph, he's got a pretty good chance," manager Dusty Baker said earlier this week. Last season, over 49 appearances, Rivero pitched to a 2.79 ERA. Headed into his ... Read More
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals place Felipe Rivero on DL, recall Matt Grace

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals placed pitcher Felipe Rivero on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and recalled pitcher Matt Grace. The move for Rivero is retroactive to April 18, the team said before Wednesday's game with the Cardinals. Rivero made his major league debut last Friday, giving up one earned run and three hits in the ninth inning of a victory over the Phillies...
Via Associated Press
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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