Rivera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday, Jim Goulart of Brewerfan.net reports. While there weren't any teams willing to use a 40-man roster spot on Rivera, he will likely generate some interest as a minor-league free agent this offseason. He'll likely never be much of a contributor on offense, but his defensive versatility carries real-life value at the Triple-A level.
Rivera was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on Friday. Rivera loses his place on the 40-man roster after earning just one appearance with the Brewers this season. The infielder slashed .218/.282/.314 with five home runs and 43 RBI during 107 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2017.
Rivera was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The infielder made just one appearance after being called up to the big leagues. With the Brewers in need of catching depth more than infield depth at the moment, Rivera will return to the minors. His positional versatility could help him find his way back to Milwaukee when the team's catching situation is sorted out once again.
Rivera was called up by the Brewers on Thursday. The team placed Eric Sogard on the disabled list with an ankle injury prior to Thursday's game against the Cubs, bringing Rivera up for his first major-league call-up of the season. Rivera will provide infield depth while Sogard recovers, but hasn't exactly been tearing it up at the Triple-A level with Colorado Springs this season, batting just .238/.296/.337 in 71 games this year.
Rivera was optioned to minor-league camp Wednesday, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. Rivera opened 2016 with the Brewers as a utility infielder, but that job has since been claimed by Hernan Perez, so the team decided to send Rivera to the minors in order to get regular at-bats. Rivera figures to be the primary shortstop for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
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