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Juan Rivera returning to Dodgers

Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:08 am
Edited on: November 3, 2011 5:58 pm
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Juan RiveraBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Outfielder Juan Rivera may not know who will be signing his checks next year, but he does know he'll be getting one -- as the 33-year-old has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Dodgers. The team officially announced the move Thursday afternoon.

Rivera was acquired in a trade from Toronto for a player to be named and cash after disappointing in his his first 70 games with the Blue Jays, hitting .243/.305/.360. In Los Angeles, he played more to his career averages, hitting .274/.333/.406 in 62 games, playing mostly right field, as well as left and at first base.

Rivera spent six years in Anaheim before being part of the trade that sent Vernon Wells to Anaheim in January. He was in the final year of a three-year, $12.75 million deal.

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Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Juan Rivera returning to Dodgers

Average player at best. Eithier will be gone so I guess they needed a 15 HR,58 RBI guy.



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 2:32 am
 

Juan Rivera returning to Dodgers

Juan has good power, now the OF is set with Kemp, Ethier and Juan, good sign !!!



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Juan Rivera returning to Dodgers

Why Dodgers!? Why!!! Still technically under McCourt so they still have to make stupid moves!?!



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Juan Rivera returning to Dodgers

" I don't think anyone has an issue with this contract."

If you open your eyes and ears, you'd see how many people do have a problem with it. Signing him is fine, but signing him for possibly $2mil more than anyone else would have, not smart. Colletti just ponied up too much money, too early. 



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Juan Rivera returning to Dodgers

Rivera was for the most part clutch for the Dodgers, and $4.5 million for a player like that when many guys who are pulling down double are doing nothing?  I don't think anyone has an issue with this contract.


woodbell
Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:24 pm
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Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:17 am
 

Juan Rivera returning to Dodgers

4.5 million for Juan Rivera!?!? Wow... this is a guy the Jays had a hard time giving away last year, and the Dodgers promptly give an unwanted commodity that kind of scratch. They could likely have offered him 2 million and no ono would have matched it.


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