Dec 17 3:10p
Rivera was traded to the Rays on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
Rivera enjoyed a breakout season in 2014 with the Padres, slashing .252/.319/.432 over 329 plate appearances. He was also strong defensively, throwing out 36 percent of runners attempting to steal. Rivera should see an immediate opportunity to serve as the primary catcher in his new home, where he'll presumably work ahead of Curt Casali on the depth chart.