New deal for Rivera

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Reds re-sign two: Cincinnati agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Wily Mo Pena and catcher Javier Valentin, avoiding arbitration with both players. Pena got a $1.25 million deal, while Valentin’s contract is for $1.15 million. Juan Rivera’s two-year contract with the Angels is worth $3,275,000. The outfielder will earn $1.25 million next season and $2,025,000 in 2007. He batted .271 with 15 homers and 59 RBI in 106 games last year, his first with the Angels. Rivera and the Angels reached the deal Saturday, when the team also agreed to a $10.5 million, three-year contract with Chone Figgins. Both players had filed for arbitration. Now, five Angels remain eligible for arbitration: closer Francisco Rodriguez, starting pitcher John Lackey, reliever Scot Shields, reliever Brendan Donnelly and catcher Jose Molina. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more