Description: The Yankees have released Juan Rivera, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Insight: Rivera was expected to start at first base on Opening Day. New York will have to go with some combination of Kevin Youkilis and Lyle Overbay until Mark Teixeira returns in late May from a wrist injury. Rivera said he was told that both Overbay and Ben Francisco will make the team.
3/14/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Potential Yankees Opening Day starting left fielder Juan Rivera is batting .375 in 32 at-bats this spring.
Insight: Rivera could fill in for the injured Curtis Granderson, who is expected to miss all of April after suffering a fractured forearm on Feb. 24. Rivera might be a decent short-term fantasy option for deep AL-only league owners but don't expect too much from him.
1/28/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: ESPN New York reports that outfielder Juan Rivera has agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees.
Insight: Rivera played for New York from 2001 to 2003 so this will be a homecoming of sorts. Rivera had a pitiful season for the Dodgers in 2012 (.247, 9 HR, 47 RBI) and we wouldn't expect him to fare much better this year playing in the highly competitive AL East.
8/3/2012 9:01:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder and first baseman Juan Rivera won't start Friday night's series opener versus the Cubs.
Insight: Rivera (.253, 5 HR, 34 RBI) and James Loney (.255, 2 HR, 28 RBI) have been sharing time at first base since the aquisition of Shane Victorino (.258, 9 HR, 40 RBI) earlier in the week. Expect that trend to continue until a clear favorite emerges.
7/29/2012 3:16:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Juan Rivera has been very successful in his career against Ryan Vogelsong. He's batting .412 in 17 lifetime at bats against the San Francisco starting pitcher.
Insight: Rivera (.258, 5 HRs, 34 RBIs) went 0-for-4 on Saturday but we're expecting him to rebound with a solid effort against Vogelsong (8-4, 2.26 ERA) on Sunday.
7/27/2012 9:33:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera will not appear in Friday night's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Rivera continues to be one of the more frustrating players to own in fantasy. He has posted a .242 batting average for the month of July and his season average isn't much better (.256).
7/17/2012 9:59:00 AM
Description: Although Los Angeles outfielder Juan Rivera went 2-for-4 in the opening game of the series, do not be tempted to add him to your starting lineup on Tuesday. He's hitless in 14 career at-bats versus Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay.
Insight: Despite continuing to see faily regular playing time, Rivera (.257, 3 HR, 28 RB) has been a massive fantasy disappointment this season. Sit him.
7/15/2012 3:23:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Juan Rivera is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's tilt with the Padres.
Insight: Despite continuing to see faily regular playing time, Rivera (.253, 3 HRs, 28 RBIs) has been a massive fantasy disappointment this season. He's on pace to finish the 2012 campaign with five homers and 51 RBIs, his lowest totals since 2007 when he was limited to just 14 games because of a broken leg.
6/19/2012 9:36:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Juan Rivera is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game in Oakland.
Insight: Rivera's 2012 campaign has been a disappointing one so far. He has struggled to stay healthy and even when Rivera has been on the field, he hasn't been very productive. The 33-year-old is hitting only .239 with 3 HRs and 21 RBIs this season.
6/13/2012 10:50:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Juan Rivera is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) versus Angels lefty C.J. Wilson with a 1.238 OPS.
Insight: Rivera has batted just .240 since returning from injury eight games ago, but has gotten hot this past week (.333) and hit a game-winning thre run homer on Tuesday night. Start him in this favorable matchup.
6/10/2012 3:07:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Juan Rivera is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
Insight: Rivera is just 4-20 (.200) since his return from the disabled list. He should see decent playing time while Matt Kemp is out with a strained hamstring but after that, Rivera (.238, 2 HRs, 15 RBIs) could be the odd man out in an L.A. outfield that also includes Bobby Abreu (.292, 1 HR, 14 RBIs), Andre Ethier (.294, 9 HRs, 48 RBIs) and Tony Gwynn Jr (.272, 0 HRs, 16 RBIs).
6/4/2012 4:09:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Juan Rivera has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: With Kemp sidelined again, the Dodgers need all the bats they can get. Rivera has yet to get the bat going this year, batting .247 with two homers and 13 RBI in 25 games. No reason to add him to your roster unless he shows you he's ready to go on a hot streak.
6/1/2012 2:07:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Juan Rivera is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, but that will not happen. Manager Don Mattingly said the outfielder was "sore" from his first rehab game.
Insight: With Kemp sidelined again, it would be a nice addition to the Dodgers lineup, but it will have to wait another day or two.
5/30/2012 9:01:00 PM
Description: Juan Rivera is expected to be activated from the disabled list this weekend. Rivera has been out since early May because of a hamstring injury.
Insight: Rivera isn't a fantasy must-own (.247, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs) but his 125 career homers and his lifetime .276 batting average suggest that he could be a solid fourth or fifth outfield option if you're looking for depth.
5/11/2012 8:16:00 PM
Description: Juan Rivera has a ruptured hamstring and will likely have a lengthy stay on the disabled list.
Insight: Bobby Abreu (.235, 0 HR, 5 RBIs) should benefit from more playing time in Rivera's absence, though 25-year-old rookie Scott Van Slyke may also see additional at-bats. Neither player is a very intriguing fantasy option.
5/9/2012 9:19:00 PM
Description: Juan Rivera will go on the 15-day disabled list with what is being described as a "significant" hamstring injury.
Insight: Bobby Abreu (.235, 0 HR, 5 RBIs) should benefit from more playing time in Rivera's absence.
5/1/2012 8:36:00 PM
Description: Juan Rivera (hamstring) won't start Tuesday night against Colorado.
Insight: Rivera hasn't played in a full game since April 24th. He's dealing with a sore hamstring. Tony Gwynn (.250, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs) will start in Rivera's place tonight and bat sixth.
4/27/2012 8:58:00 PM
Description: Juan Rivera, absent from the Dodgers' lineup since Tuesday, won't be in the lineup Friday when Los Angeles takes on the Nationals. Rivera continues to deal with a sore hamstring.
Insight: Rivera might be headed for the DL. His replacement in left field, Tony Gwynn Jr., hasn't been productive enough to warrant much fantasy consideration this year (.240, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs).
4/25/2012 1:40:00 PM
Description: Dodgers 1B/OF Juan Rivera is questionable for Wednesday's game against Atlanta due to a strained left hamstring. It was serious enough to force him out of Tuesday's game, but he's listed as day-to-day.
Insight: Rivera is batting .263 with a home run and nine RBI and doesn't have a lot of fantasy value at this time.
4/19/2012 11:46:00 AM
Description: You can expect Juan Rivera to have a good day Thursday against Brewers starter Randy Wolf. Rivera is batting .438 in 16 career at bats against the veteran lefthander.
Insight: Rivera is off to an average start (.270, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs) in 2012.
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