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Rotowire: Jan 16 / 2:03p ET
News: Rivera agreed with the Rays on a one-year, $1.2 million contract to avoid arbitration, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: This is a slight raise for Rivera after his breakout season with the Padres in 2014. He doesn't hit many home runs and much of his value is tied to defense, so he's likely more useful in the major leagues than in fantasy leagues.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Rays have agreed to a one-year deal with Rivera.
Impact: Rivera has no fantasy value.
Rotowire: Dec 17 / 3:10p ET
News: Rivera was traded to the Rays on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
Impact: 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.