The Angels allowed Rivera to leave without compensation from the Braves. The team assumes his remaining salary, roughly $500K, through the end of the season. He will backup the Kurt Suzuki-Tyler Flowers tandem, more easily allowing whichever isn’t catcher to pinch-hit later in games.
Known more for his defense, Rivera slashed .244/.287/.439 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 30 games. He’s well-traveled, previously playing for the Mariners, Twins, Padres, Rays, Mets and Cubs.