Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:29:57 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Shawn Kelley is likely to move into the setup role vacated by Drew Storen after he was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. He also mentioned RPs Trevor Gott, Felipe Rivero and Blake Treinen as other pitchers who could vie for the eighth-inning job.
Fantasy Tip: Kelley should be of interest to fantasy owners who participate in leagues that use the holds category and he could see an occasional save opportunity on days when Jonathan Papelbon is unavailable. He went 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 53 games for San Diego last season, with 63 strikeouts over 51 1/3 innings, and should be targeted in the later rounds of NL-only leagues.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:08:57 -0700
The Washington Nationals optioned SP A.J. Cole to minor league camp and sent SP Felipe Rivero to Double-A Harrisburg Wednesday, March 12.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:45:49 -0700
The Washington Nationals reassigned SP A.J. Cole to minor-league camp and optioned P Felipe Rivero to Class AA Harrisburg.
Fantasy Tip: Cole is an attractive long-term keeper prospect who's on most top-100 prospect lists; there's an outside chance he could have a cup of coffee in Washington this season. Rivero, a former Tampa Bay Rays asset, has displayed solid peripherals but hasn't pitched above Class A advanced.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:29:34 -0800
Washington Nationals RPs Felipe Rivero and Blake Treinen threw their first bullpen sessions Sunday, Feb. 16. Both have fastball that reached the mid-90s, and Treinen showed a slide that snaps late and hard. Pitching coach Steve McCatty was impressed by Rivero, who was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays last week. "He's got a live arm," McCatty said. "Lots of movement."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:17:49 -0800
The Washington Nationals acquired SP Felipe Rivero from the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Feb. 13, in the trade that sent SP Nathan Karns to the Rays.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:04:54 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned SPs Alex Colome, Mike Montgomery and Felipe Rivero and RPs Frank De Los Santos and Enny Romero to the minors Monday, March 11.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:50:56 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on one-year contracts: Ps Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Alex Colome, Frank De Los Santos, Brandon Gomes, Brandon Guyer, Josh Lueke, Jake McGee, Mike Montgomery, Jake Odorizzi, Cesar Ramos, Felipe Rivero, Enny Romero and Alexander Torres, Cs Robinson Chirinos, Chris Gimenez, Jose Lobaton and Stephen Vogt, INFs Tim Beckham and Hak-Ju Lee and OF Desmond Jennings. They have also renewed the contract of SP Jeremy Hellickson. As a result, all members of the team's 40-man roster are now under contract for the 2013 season.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:19:40 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays added SS Tim Beckham, SS Hak-Ju Lee, P Felipe Rivero and Enny Romero to the 40-man roster.