The Dodgers are close to re-signing Juan Rivera to a one-year deal with an option for 2013 worth $4 million, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Rivera came to Los Angeles in the midseason from Toronto, and he had a .274 batting-average, .333 OBP and .406 slugging with LA. He would likely serve a platoon role with James Loney at first in addition to outfield roles. Rivera had a .804 OPS against left-handed pitchers last year between the Blue Jays and Dodgers.
Mark Cuban remains open to buying the Los Angeles Dodgers if the team goes up for sale, but it would have to be for the right price. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks said he offered to take the team off Frank McCourt’s hands, but recoiled when he heard the price was $1 billion. A spokesman for McCourt says there were no discussions between the two. Cuban previously made attempts to purchase the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, but both times he fell short.
Rawlings announced the winners of its annual Gold Glove awards, and three Dodgers walked away with hardware. Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Clayton Kershaw each won a Gold Glove. This is Kemp’s second award; he previously won a Gold Glove in 2009. This is the first Gold Glove for Ethier and Kershaw.