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Saul Rivera

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 180   DOB: 12/7/1977   BORN: San Juan, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Mobile   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal in December of 2009.

June 8, 2010  –  Saul Rivera News

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The Diamondbacks designated Rivera for assignment Tuesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Saul Rivera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 26 AA HAR 18 0 0 21.0 27 18 3 15 12 0 2 3 7.71 1.86
2004 26 AA HUN 27 0 0 34.3 31 6 1 26 16 3 1 1 1.57 1.37
2005 27 AA HAR 40 0 0 76.7 72 21 3 70 20 3 3 9 2.47 1.20
2006 28 AAA NEW 12 2 0 28.3 25 5 1 25 12 1 1 1 1.59 1.31
2006 28 MAJ WAS 54 0 0 60.3 59 23 4 41 32 3 0 1 3.43 1.51
2007 29 AAA COL 1 0 0 0.7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 13.50 3.00
2007 29 MAJ WAS 85 0 0 93.0 88 38 1 64 42 4 6 3 3.68 1.40
2008 30 MAJ WAS 76 0 0 84.0 90 37 3 65 35 5 6 0 3.96 1.49
2009 31 AAA SYR 30 0 0 45.7 57 18 1 32 25 2 5 2 3.55 1.80
2009 31 MAJ WAS 30 0 0 38.3 48 26 7 21 14 1 3 0 6.10 1.62
2010 32 AAA REN 11 0 0 14.0 22 11 1 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 7.07 2.00
2010 32 AAA COL 11 0 0 24.0 13 4 0 14 12 2 1 5 0 0 1.50 1.04
2010 32 MAJ ARI 4 0 0 3.7 11 9 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 22.09 3.82
Career  (View All)     249 0 0 279.3 296 133 17 192 126 13 15 4 4.29 1.51

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Saul Rivera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Saul Rivera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 26 AA HAR 18 0 21.0 6.43 5.14 1.25 1.29 58.3% 7.71 5.49 .352
2004 26 AA HUN 27 0 34.3 6.82 4.19 1.63 0.26 89.1% 1.57 3.46 .298
2005 27 AA HAR 40 0 76.7 8.22 2.35 3.50 0.35 79.8% 2.47 2.78 .321
2006 28 AAA NEW 12 2 28.3 7.94 3.81 2.08 0.32 88.9% 1.59 3.59 .304
2006 28 MAJ WAS 54 0 60.3 6.12 4.77 1.28 0.60 1.06 78.2% 3.43 4.35 .299
2007 29 AAA COL 1 0 .7 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 13.50 3.20 .515
2007 29 MAJ WAS 85 0 93.0 6.19 4.06 1.52 0.10 1.42 71.3% 3.68 3.36 .305
2008 30 MAJ WAS 76 0 84.0 6.96 3.75 1.86 0.32 1.61 72.1% 89.4 MPH 3.96 3.41 .336
2009 31 AAA SYR 30 0 45.7 6.31 4.93 1.28 0.20 79% 3.55 3.86 .367
2009 31 MAJ WAS 30 0 38.3 4.93 3.29 1.50 1.64 2.48 65.5% 88.7 MPH 6.10 5.61 .320
2010 32 AAA REN 11 0 14.0 3.86 3.86 1.00 0.64 63% 7.07 4.77 .385
2010 32 AAA COL 11 0 24.0 5.25 4.50 1.17 0.00 84% 1.50 3.53 .195
2010 32 MAJ ARI 4 0 3.7 2.45 7.36 0.33 4.91 2.00 41.7% 88.2 MPH 22.09 12.20 .491
Career     249 0 279.3 6.19 4.06 1.52 0.55 71.4% 4.29 4.01 .319

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Saul Rivera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rivera gave up five runs on four hits and walked a pair during his first inning with the D-Backs on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Indians traded Rivera to the Diamondbacks for cash consideration.

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Rivera has signed a minor league deal with the Indians, the team's official site reports.

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Rivera has been released by Washington, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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The Nationals sent Rivera to Triple-A Syracuse Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

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Rivera was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday when Joe Beimel was placed on the DL, the Nationals web site reports.

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The Nats optioned Rivera to Triple-A Syracuse following Sunday's loss to the Marlins, a game in which Rivera was asked to close with a one-run lead and instead gave up four runs on two hits and three walks, the Associated Press reports.

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Rivera gave up three hits and a run in the 10th inning Saturday to get tagged with his second loss in five appearances.

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Rivera threw 1.2 shutout innings Monday, walking one batter, to keep his spring ERA at 0.00.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Saul Rivera.

2010

Rivera got his ground balls in 2009, but big league hitters learned quickly to lay off his sinker and wait for something juicier to hit, which Rivera obligingly provided them. He'll compete for a spot in the Cleveland bullpen this spring, but Rivera may end up starting the year at Triple-A Columbus if he's unable to regain his pre-2009 form.

2009

Rivera gets groundballs and an occasional strikeout, which is good enough to make him Joel Hanrahan's top set-up man heading into the spring. He's no Luis Ayala though, either in terms of the workload he can handle or his G/F ratio, and won't post the numbers Ayala did a few years ago.

2008

The Nationals leaned heavily on Rivera in 2007 and he turned in a pretty good year, using his heavy sinker to keep the ball in the park and let his defense clean up after him. He gets a decent number of strikeouts but walks too many to be really reliable, and an 85 appearance, 93 inning workload isn't going to help his longevity. As low-upside middle relievers go, you can probably do better.

2007

After a solid Double-A campaign in 2005 Rivera got the call to the majors when the Nationals bullpen was strapped for arms but he didn't distinguish himself, walking too many batters without striking out enough of them. The Nationals still need someone to fill the middle innings so Rivera could break camp with the club, but the results may not be much better.