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Mets add Rene Rivera to 40-man roster

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The catcher has had several major league stints with the Mets in the past.

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The Mets have added catcher Rene Rivera to their 40-man roster. Rivera had already been in the Mets’ 60-player pool, but the Mets had one open spot on the 40-man roster before adding Rivera to that.

Last year, Rivera spent the bulk of his season in Triple-A Syracuse, but he got into nine games with the Mets at the major league level and made 20 plate appearances, hitting .235/.350/.412 with a 108 wRC+ in that very small sample.

Before last year, River spent the 2016 season and a chunk of the 2017 season with the Mets, was traded to the Cubs late in the 2017 season, and spent the 2018 season with the Angels and Braves. Over the course of his major league career, which dates back to 2004, the 36-year-old has a .221/.272/.354 line with a 70 wRC+, though he’s hovered a bit closer to league average in his limited playing time in the big leagues over the past three years.