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Dodgers decline Juan Rivera, Matt Treanor options

Oct 29, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

Juan Rivera, Buster Posey, Larry Vanover AP

Turning the page on 2012, the Dodgers declined their options on outfielder Juan Rivera ($4 million, $500,000 buyout), Todd Coffey ($2.5 million, $300,000 buyout) and Matt Treanor ($950,000, $150,000 buyout) for 2013.

All three were easy calls.

Rivera, unsurprisingly, was a waste of $4 million for the Dodgers. He hit just .244/.286/.375 in 312 at-bats last season while typically starting at first base or in left field against left-handed pitching. Now 34, he might not be in line for anything more than a minor league deal this winter.

Coffey had a 4.66 ERA in 19 1/3 innings before going down with elbow soreness and requiring Tommy John surgery. He figures to miss at least the first two months of next season, so he’s another in line for a minor league contract.

Treanor hit .175/.281/.282 in 103 at-bats as the backup to A.J. Ellis. Now that the Dodgers have gone from bargain hunters to big spenders, they’ll be looking for a backup with a bit more pop this winter.

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    It is time for Rivera to retire. He has had a decent career and has earned millions. Hopefully, he has saved a decent amount from his earnings.

  2. raysfan1 - Oct 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    The plus side for Matt Treanor is that he is still married to Misty May-Treanor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Misty_may-treanor.jpg

    • Old Gator - Oct 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

      Do beach volleyball players have caddies?

      • manchestermiracle - Oct 29, 2012 at 9:42 PM

        Misty does now. His name is Matt.

    • hojo20 - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM

      Nice tramp stamp on Misty.

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