Cubs Claim Catcher Rene Rivera Off Waivers From Mets
CBS) The Cubs have claimed catcher Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets, they announced Saturday.
The 34-year-old Rivera is a nine-year veteran who’s hitting .230 with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 54 games this season. He’s a career .215 hitters.
Rivera has thrown out 10 of 31 runners attempting to steal this season. He’s thrown out 32.3 percent of runners for this season and his entire career, a mark that would tie for the best in the National League this season if Rivera qualified.
To make room for Rivera on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated 27-year-old right-hander Aaron Brooks for assignment.....
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