San Diego Padres Sign Infielder Released By Cubs Last Week

Off to California.

The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Alfonso Rivas to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

Rivas was released by the Cubs last week.

The twenty-six-year-old adds to the Padres' organizational infield depth and will look to land a reserve role during spring training. 

Rivas finally got an extended look in the majors this past season, unfortunately for him, he only managed to record a .235/.322/.307 triple-slash line, with three home runs, 25 RBIs, six stolen bases and 27 runs scored across 101 games played.

For his major league career, the twenty-six-year-old holds a .247/.331/.653 triple-slash line, with four home runs, 28 RBIs, six stolen bases and 34 runs scored over 295 at-bats.

He's still young, at just twenty-six years old, but he lacks power and offers little defensive value. Still, the fact that the Padres signed him, indicates that teams still believe in his potential.
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