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Reds Talking To Rivera?

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have talked with free agent outfielder Juan Rivera. Rivera struggled in the first couple months of the season compiling .177 average, but finished the season with a .273 average with a total of twelve homeruns. He is a career .284 hitter and, if healthy, could hit twenty homeruns. "If you can put the ball in play and hit twenty-homeruns, you are gonna have a job," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said at the Winter Meetings. Reds GM Walt Jocketty worked alongside La Russa, so Jocketty could be thinking the same way.

The Royals and Mets could also target Rivera, 30, who will likely make around 1.5 to 2 million dollars next season.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.