Juan Rivera # - OF/1B

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1978/07/03
  • POB: Guarenas, Venezuela
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 12
  • Signed by NY Yankees in 1996.

Scouting Report

AssetsOwns an above-average swing that makes good contact with power. Doesn't strike out much for a home-run threat and is a very solid RBI producer. Has a strong outfield arm. Can play either corner outfield position or first base.
FlawsHas always been injury-prone. Despite his versatility, he's not very rangy or fast, limiting him in the field and on the base-paths. Doesn't draw enough bases on balls, which usually holds him back as a hitter.
Career potentialVersatile veteran run-producer.

Honours and Awards

2001Minor League Baseball - Second All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/11/05Opted for minor league free agency.
2013/04/30Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2013/03/28Released by the New York Yankees.
2013/01/28Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2012/10/29Los Angeles Dodgers declined their contract option for next season.
2012/06/04Missed 24 games (strained left hamstring).
2012/05/09Strained left hamstring, 15-day DL.
2012/04/30Missed 1 game (strained left hamstring).
2012/04/29Strained left hamstring, day-to-day.
2012/04/28Missed 2 games (strained left hamstring).
2012/04/25Strained left hamstring, day-to-day.
2011/11/03Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/07/12Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2011/07/03Designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2011/01/21Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2010/07/06Missed 6 games (eye injury).
2010/07/03Eye injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/04Missed 1 game (toe injury).
2010/06/03Toe injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/27Missed 8 games (hamstring).
2009/07/19Leg injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/16Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2009/07/11Hamstring, day-to-day.
2008/12/19Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a three-year contract.
2008/10/31Filed for free agency.
2008/09/22Missed 7 games (groin).
2008/09/14Groin, day-to-day (retroactive to September 14th, 2008).
2008/01/17Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2007/09/02Missed 135 games (broken leg).
2007/04/26Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (broken leg).
2007/03/31Broken leg, 15-day DL.
2006/09/08Missed 2 games (left hand injury).
2006/09/06Left hand injury, day-to-day.
2006/08/17Fined by the MLB.
2006/05/08Missed 20 games (ribcage injury).
2006/04/22Ribcage injury, 15-day DL.
2006/04/17Ribcage injury, day-to-day.
2006/01/14Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a two-year contract.
2005/03/01Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2004/11/19Acquired from the Washington Nationals.
2004/03/02Re-signed by the Montreal Expos to a one-year contract.
2003/12/16Acquired from the New York Yankees.
2003/08/20Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2003/07/08Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2003/05/23Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2003/03/28Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2003/03/02Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2002/08/31Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2002/08/19Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2002/08/19Missed 60 games (kneecap).
2002/06/09Kneecap, 15-day DL.
2002/06/05Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2001/10/09Did not make the New York Yankees playoff roster.
2001/09/04Contract purchased from Columbus (AAA).


2013/04/30Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2013/01/28Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2011/07/12Los Angeles Dodgers traded Juan Rivera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for future considerations.
2011/01/21Los Angeles Angels traded Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera to the Toronto Blue Jays for Vernon Wells.
2004/11/19Anaheim Angels traded Jose Guillen to the Washington/Montreal Expos for Juan Rivera and Maicer Izturis.
2003/12/16Montreal Expos traded Javier Vazquez to the New York Yankees for Nick Johnson, Juan Rivera and Randy Choate.
1996/04/12Signed as a nondrafted free agent by the New York Yankees.

Career Stats

2012LA DodgersNL10931230761409471835135.244.286.375.661
2012Rancho CucamongaA271100120100-.143.143.571.714
2011LA DodgersNL6221924601215462135212.274.333.406.739
2011Total Tor/LAMLB1324664612023111744376533.258.319.382.701
2010LA AngelsAL124416531052001552335822-.252.312.409.721
2009LA AngelsAL1385297215224125883657012.287.332.478.810
2008LA AngelsAL8925631631301245163311-.246.282.438.720
2007LA AngelsAL1443312102814000.279.295.442.737
2007Salt LakeAAA15614168001736001.262.292.393.685
2007Rancho CucamongaA31034100202000.400.400.500.900
2006LA AngelsAL1244486513927023853359046.310.362.525.887
2006Salt LakeAAA293530161000-.556.6001.2221.822
2005LA AngelsAL106350469517115592344191.271.316.454.770
2003NY YankeesAL5717322461407261027002.266.304.468.772
2002NY YankeesAL28839225016610112.265.311.361.672
2002GCL YankeesR41314200423000.308.438.462.900
2001NY YankeesAL3400000000000.
1999GCL YankeesR51876001441000.333.455.500.955
1998GCL YankeesR5721043709112452627852.333.408.557.965


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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