Indians Sign Saul Rivera By Tim Dierkes | December 21, 2009 at 11:59am CDT The Indians signed reliever Saul Rivera to a minor league deal, reports MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince. Rivera was released by the Nationals on December 7th to free up a spot for Brian Bruney. The 32-year-old Rivera posted a 6.10 ERA, 4.9 K/9, and 3.3 BB/9 in 38.3 big league innings this year. He tossed another 45.6 innings at Triple A. He was fairly useful in the three previous seasons.