Except the Jays may be dumping Rivera as well, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. There aren't any concrete trade rumors, but the Jays are hoping to deal Rivera and his $5.25 million contract, sources say.
Moving Rivera would allow the Jays to slot Travis Snider in left instead of right, where he belongs. That would open up right field for Jose Bautista to remain if the Jays were able to acquire a third baseman. There aren't any feasible choices left in on the market for third base, but there are some decent outfielders left, led by Scott Podsednik. Scotty Po could man center, pushing Rajai Davis to right and give the Jays a more viable leadoff man than Davis represents.
Rosenthal adds that it's unlikely Rivera would be dealt before spring training, as teams need to see how their rosters develop.
Anyone else think it would be high comedy if the Jays dealt Rivera and another player to Texas for Michael Young?
-- Evan Brunell