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73 Felipe Rivero RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/201 | Birthdate: 7/5/1991 | Birthplace: Yaracuy, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Washington | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Nationals P Felipe Rivero strikes out 2 in MLB debut


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Making his major-league debut, Nationals reliever Felipe Rivero struck out two batters in the ninth inning of Friday night's 7-2 win over the Phillies. 

With the game in hand, Rivero entered the game in a no-pressure situation. He did allow three hits and an earned run, which was scored via a Ryan Howard RBI single. His fastball was clocking in the mid-90s, which helped him strike out Cody Asche and Darin Ruf. 


Nationals promote LHP Rivero, demote RHP Jordan


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) The Nationals have promoted left-hander Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse and sent righty Taylor Jordan back to the same team.

Director of player development Mark Scialabba said they liked what they saw out of Rivero during spring training, masnsports.com reports.

"Obviously electric arm. The fastball comes out good," Scialabba said. "He jumps on hitters and its just matter of him harnessing his stuff and just getting repetition. He certainly opened some eyes in spring training and had a great camp. He showed the ability to throw strikes and utilize his fastball, slider combination and a changeup as well that can play up here."

The move gives Washington two southpaws for its weekend series against Philadelphia. Rivero was off to a slow start in the minors this season with a 10.12 ERA. He performed well, however, in his last two appearances.

"He's powerful. We put him in the relieving role over the last six or seven times on the mound," manager Matt Williams said. "Three (games) at the end of spring training, a couple more in the minor leagues. He's gone back-to-back down there, so we feel confident in that regard. What he's shown us is he's throwing the ball over the plate, it's mid-90s fastball with breaking ball and changeup. We need another lefty, so he's a logical option for us. Power lefty out of the pen."


Nationals send two players to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) The Nationals announced Wednesday they optioned pitcher Felipe Rivero to Double-A Harrisburg and reassigned pitcher A.J. Cole to minor-league camp.

Report: Felipe Rivero heading to Washington


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) Rays pitcher Felipe Rivero is heading to the Nationals as part of the Jose Lobaton deal, according to SB Nation.

The 22-year-old spent last season in Class A ball. Over 127 innings, he posted a 3.40 ERA. Rivero will need more seasoning in the minors, and likely won't be up with the major-league club this season.


Montgomery among Rays' cuts


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2013) The Tampa Bay Rays continued shaping their roster and made the following moves Monday: pitchers Alex Colome, Frank De Los Santos and Mike Montgomery were optioned to Triple-A Durham; pitcher Enny Romero was sent to Double-A Montgomery; pitcher Felipe Rivero was optioned to Class A Charlotte and pitchers Matt Buschmann, Marquis Fleming and Adam Liberatore were reassigned to the minor-league camp.