Rivera back in fold

The Brewers have re-signed catcher Mike Rivera to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training camp. He would earn $500,000 in the Majors.

Rivera has lots of history in the organization and is a nice insurance option. The Brewers are set at catcher with Jonathan Lucroy, but they have a decision to make Monday with the backup spot. Might they contender George Kottaras, a first-time arbitration eligible player, to clear way for Martin Maldonado to be the backup? In that event, Rivera could be the lead catcher at Triple-A.

Or, the Brewers could keep Kottaras, whose deal would be nonguaranteed, and let players sort it out in Spring Training.


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