Acquisitions

Phillies claim IF Carlos Rivero from Indians

Yesterday the Phillies claimed 23-year old infielder Carlos Rivero from the Cleveland Indians. The Venezuelan righthander went .232/.278/.325 with six home runs in 496 ABs while playing shortstop last season at Double A Akron.

Adding him to the 40-man roster could mean potential competition for Wilson Valdez in the backup shortstop role, but it is likely Rivero will start the season in the minors.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Bob D.

    November 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    oooooooo

  2. bsizzle

    November 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Big guy for a middle infielder, I’m surprised he doesn’t hit for more power.

  3. Kate

    November 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    He’s got time to develop a bigger swing.

  4. bacardipr05

    November 5, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Ahh not impressed this probably an insurance thing in case Rollins goes down or gets traded…

  5. Johnny

    April 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I watched him play in aa ball for cleveland and he always stood out defensively. Batting he was kind of streaky. Hate to see him go but i feel he has a better opportunity there.

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