Dodgers Acquire Juan Rivera, Designate Marcus Thames for Assignment

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 29: Juan Rivera #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates in an MLB interleague game on June 29, 2011 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

According to the Dodgers' official Twitter account, the Dodgers have acquired outfielder Juan Rivera from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. In a corresponding move, they've designated LF Marcus Thames for assignment.

Juan Rivera, who was designated for assignment several days ago, has appeared in 70 games with the Blue Jays this season, hitting .243/.305/.360 over 275 PAs, while seeing time at DH, first base, left field, and right field.

Thames, who signed a one-year $1MM deal with the Dodgers this offseason, missed 30 games earlier this season with a right quad strain, and has struggled in limited playing time, hitting just .197/.243/.333 in 70 plate appearances.

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