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Diamondbacks sign outfielder Juan Rivera

Apr 30, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

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Tyler Emerick of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Juan Rivera.

Rivera will likely head to extended spring training for a couple of weeks before reporting to Triple-A Reno, where he will serve as organizational outfield depth for the Snakes. He was released by the Yankees just before the start of the regular season to open up a roster spot for first baseman Tyler Overbay.

Rivera, who turns 35 years old in July, batted just .244/.286/.375 across 339 plate appearances last summer with the Dodgers. He hit .295/.317/.377 in 63 plate appearances this spring in Yankees camp.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    The same DBacks who have Kubel and Ross and Parra and Eaton and Pollock and Prado? Good luck with that JR

  2. Liam - May 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Michael Kay can’t believe teams keep giving this guy chances after he stole Derek Jeter’s glove.

    • ptfu - May 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Michael Kay literally doesn’t know who he’s talking about :-)

  3. flamethrower101 - May 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Who the hell is Tyler Overbay?

  4. sawxalicious - May 1, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Lyle’s evil twin that joined the Yankees.

  5. bklynbaseball - May 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    This is NOT the same person who stole Jeter’s glove.

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