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Player profile: Rene Rivera

One of the most under the radar mid-season acquisitions by the Cubs was an absolute home run. Well, at least as much of a home run as a late August waiver claim for a third string catcher can be. That acquisition was third strong catcher Rene Rivera. Position: Catcher 2017 Stats (With Cubs): .341/.408/.591, .327 TAv in 50 plate […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
December 01, 2017  |  Discuss

New York Mets continue sale with Granderson, Rivera

The New York Mets have continued their August fire sale. Since the waiver wire deadline passed, nearly all of the remaining one year contracts have been shipped to other teams. The next two veterans to see themselves leaving the Big Apple are Curtis Granderson and Rene Rivera. It was expected that Sandy Alderson would move Granderson, but less likely for Rivera. The heavy lifting...
August 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs claim Rene Rivera off waivers

The Chicago Cubs added another veteran catcher on Saturday by claiming 34 year old Rene Rivera off of waivers from the New York Mets. To make room for him on the 40-man roster the team designated RHP Aaron Brooks for assignment, and he has been unimpressive at Triple-A Iowa with a 6.20 ERA in 138 innings. In 56 games for the Mets this season Rivera has hit for a .230/.278/.391 slash...
August 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Catcher Rene Rivera, Mets agree to $1.75 million, 1-yr deal

NEW YORK (AP) Catcher Rene Rivera and the New York Mets have agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract, a raise of $50,000. The 33-year-old, whose playing time increased after starter Travis d'Arnaud got hurt, hit .222 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 65 games this year and threw out 18 of 61 runners attempting to steal. He has a .213 career average in eight big league seasons...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Of Course Rene Rivera Is Going to the Rays

Last month, not only did the Tampa Bay Rays cut Jose Molina, but, as Jeff detailed, no other Major League team was or has been interested in picking Molina up, even for the smallest of prices. As somebody who has always had their interests piqued by pitch-framing, this tiny morsel of a transaction nonetheless triggered […]
Via Fangraphs
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Familiarity earns Rivera second start

Rene Rivera started his second straight game for the Twins on Monday as manager Ron Gardenhire mix and matches his backup catchers while Joe Mauer deals with a stiff neck.
August 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Rivera excited to be back in big leagues

Catcher Rene Rivera was certainly happy about having his contract selected from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, as it marked the first time since 2006 that he was called up to the big leagues.
May 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Twins to call up catcher Rivera on Friday

The Twins will select the contract of catcher Rene Rivera from Triple-A Rochester prior to Friday night's game against the Red Sox, the club announced Thursday.
May 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Mets Trim Sullivan, Villone, Figueroa, Muniz From Roster

The New York Post has confirmed that the Mets cleared up their bullpen picture tonight by releasing Ron Villone, reassigning Nelson Figueroa and optioning Carlos Muniz. Barring a late move, Villone's release means the Mets have decided to go with Pedro Feliciano as their lone left-handed reliever at the start of the season. With Brian Stokes and promising prospect Bobby Parnell appearing...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 28, 2009  |  Discuss

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