Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nats Get Infiedler

Mark Zuckerman reported today that the Washington Nationals have claimed infielder Carlos Rivero off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

At 23, he spent this past season playing in the Phillies farm system. In 136 games at third base between Class AA Reading and Class AAA Lehigh Valley, he batted .260, hit 16 home runs, had 71 RBIs, and had an on-base percentage of .326.

Standing tall at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 200 pounds, Rivero is expected to bring a little power to the plate. Rivero has been immediately added to the Nationals 40-man roster and will compete for a spot on the bench this coming spring.