Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:52:39 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera is starting at first base and hitting seventh in the lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris Tuesday, April 14. C Bobby Wilson is taking the catching duties and hitting ninth in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Rivera ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) isn't an attractive FantasyScore offensive weapon, but it's notable that he's seeing time at first base with James Loney on the DL. If that continues, it'll raise his short-term value in two-catcher and AL-only leagues with more playing time.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:19:54 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera is hitless through his first 17 at-bats of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Rivera ($2,000, 4% of cap) is the starting catcher for the Rays, but his fantasy value is minimal as long as he keeps this up. Sadly, with John Jaso on the DL your options are minimal with the Rays. If you're punting on catcher, your best bet may be to go with someone like Tyler Flowers (White Sox) or Francisco Cervelli (Pirates), who have the same value.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera (calf) has been nursing a tight left calf, but he was able to take swings Monday, March 23. He might be able to return to spring game action Wednesday, March 25, after the team's scheduled day off.
Fantasy Tip: Rivera tops the depth chart in Tampa Bay. If he is forced to miss any time during the season it would be Curt Casali who would benefit the most.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:21:16 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.2 million deal Friday, Jan. 16. He can make an extra $200,000 in performance bonuses based on games started.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:18:19 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso is expected to split time behind the plate with C Rene Rivera in 2015.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:05:04 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera is expected to receive the majority of starts behind the plate next season and is considered a key piece of the team's future, according to president of baseball operations Matthew Silverman.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:22:09 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres agreed to a three-way deal Wednesday, Dec. 17. The Padres received OF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan and P Jose Castillo. The Nationals acquired SS Trea Turner and SP Joe Ross, and the Rays added OF Steven Souza, C Rene Rivera, SP Burch Smith, 1B Jake Bauers and SP Travis Ott.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:44:24 -0800
San Diego Padres C Rene Rivera is being discussed in a swap with the Tampa Bay Rays that would send C Ryan Hanigan to the Padres, according to sources. This trade would potentially be a part of the blockbuster trade involving OF Wil Myers.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:12:51 -0800
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal is being shopped around to other teams in trade talks. The emergence of C Rene Rivera and the future arrival of top C prospect Austin Hedges have made the Padres confident they can trade Grandal to fill other holes.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:18:52 -0800
The San Diego Padres are listening to offers on SPs Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, Cs Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera in an effort to upgrade their offense.