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Former Rays C Rene Rivera signs minor-league deal with Mets



Former Rays C Rene Rivera has signed a minor-league deal with the Mets, agent Melvin Roman confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times.

Rivera was released last week, with the Rays paying him one-fourth of his $1.7-million salary as termination pay.

Rivera will initially join the Mets Triple-A team, but could be called up if they decide to give current backup Kevin Plawecki regular at-bats in Triple-A.  Travis d'Arnaud is the starter, and would be complemented by Rivera's strong defensive skills.


[Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:42pm]


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