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Dodgers trade for Juan Rivera

Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:12 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2011 4:23 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Dodgers have acquired outfielder Juan Rivera for a player to be named later or future cash considerations, the team announced Thursday. The cash considerations are that the Dodgers are actually getting money from the Blue Jays to take Rivera.

Rivera, 33, figures to see time at first base and left field for the Dodgers, who are in desperate need of some offensive help for sluggers Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. Rivera hit .243/.305/.360 with six home runs and 28 RBI for the Blue Jays in the first half. He hit 25 homers and drove in 88 runs for the Angels in 2009, so there's power potential there. It's just not a huge splash by any stretch.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:52 pm
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Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Dodgers trade for Juan Rivera

You gotta love the "future cash considerations" part. I'm taking bets it'll be a "player to be named later" and not the cash, unless Rivera takes it out of his own wallet!



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Dodgers trade for Juan Rivera

What is wrong with the Dodgers and how come the Blue Jays are so smart?  The Blue Jays got rid of Alex Rios, Vernon Wells, and now Juan Rivera.  A ton of salary gone and they are able to keep the payroll down.  As for the dodgers, huh?  Are they insane?  Ok, Rivera will play and do ok, but you have kids in the minors who are ready to play.



Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Dodgers trade for Juan Rivera

No kidding.  Why not just bring Jerry Sands back up (or should we continue to overreact to his previous small sample)? 

In Los Angeles' defense, it is doubtful that they will cede anything of consequence here but they're doing Toronto a service here really considering Juan Rivera's remaining salary owed. 



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Dodgers trade for Juan Rivera

Why?


Shouldn't the Dodgers be sellers and not buyers right now? I seriously doubt the Dodgers are considered contenders.   


fuzznutz
Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:33 pm
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