Indians Sign Saul Rivera

The Indians have signed reliever Saul Rivera and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus, according to the team's transactions page.  This marks the righthander's second stint with the Tribe.

Rivera, 32, was shipped from Cleveland to Arizona in May for cash considerations.  The D'Backs went on to designate the veteran for assignment in June and release him in August. 

From 2006 through 2008, Rivera found a role in the Nationals bullpen as he posted a 3.72 ERA with 6.4 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.  However his fortune turned in 2009 when he delivered a 6.10 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9. 

6 Responses to Indians Sign Saul Rivera Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    So the Indians signed Saul Rivera after he was realeased by the Nats, then traded him to the Diamondbacks, then after he was released, he was signed by the Indians. I wonder if he’s friends with another fellow nomad, Brett Wallace.

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

      Nah. He was once a rubber armed reliever for Acta in Washington. He had a few good years for Acta. The Indians have gotten solid relief help from Perez left and Perez right,
      Herrmann and Smith. He’s there for depth and to make sure they’re covered at AAA. The AAA guys are young, and some of the starters and some relievers may be on inning limits. Extra relief help will be useful for them about now.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        I remember once talking about Carrasco with you. You are an Indians fan right? Joe Gardner is the man.

        • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

          The Padres own my heart and soul, and the Indians are my AL team.

          My mother grew up in Cleveland and was a life long fan. She was always a little put out when everyone talked about the Dodgers and Jackie Robinson; she felt her beloved Indians didn’t get the credit they deserved for bringing Larry Doby to their team.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Cool man. Sounds good. Can’t h wrong with the Pads and Tribe

  2. Saul is an awesome guy. So much fun to hang out with! Just got back from Columbus and got to hang with him. Didnt get to see him pitch though! I will be cheering for him, though. super sweet guy! he got me an Indians hat:)

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