Blue Jays send Rivera West

By on July 13, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtsey of the Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

BLUE JAYS TRADE RIVERA TO DODGERS

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have traded OF JUAN RIVERA to the Los Angeles
Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

RIVERA, 33, appeared in 70 games for the Blue Jays this season
batting .243 with six home runs and 27 RBI with a .305 on-base percentage
prior to being designated for assignment on July 3.  The 6-2, 230 lbs.
right-handed hitter was acquired by the Blue Jays on January 21, 2011 along
with catcher Mike Napoli from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange
for OF Vernon Wells.

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