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2012 MLB Free Agents: Juan Rivera Re-Signs With Dodgers For One Year, $4.5 Million

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed outfielder and first baseman Juan Rivera to a one-year contract that includes an option for 2013, worth a guaranteed $4.5 million.

"Juan proved to be a valuable addition to our lineup last season both in terms of his versatility and run production," general manger Colletti Ned Colletti said in announcing the deal. "He is capable of playing three positions and his production against left-handed pitchers gives the club added balance."

Rivera will make $4 million in 2012, with an option for the same salary in 2013 or a $500,000 buyout, per Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Rivera also has up to $500,000 in contract incentives for each year of the deal.

The Dodgers acquired Rivera from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash at the All-Star break, with Toronto paying all of his remaining salary save for a pro-rated portion of the league minimum salary. The Dodgers paid a tad over $178,000 for Rivera's services in 2011 and he hit .274/.333/.406 with 46 RBI in 62 games. On the season Rivera hit just .258/.319/.382.

The Dodgers now have 33 players on their 40-man roster.

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