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Felipe Rivero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Nationals activated LHP Felipe Rivero from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
Rivero was placed on the disabled list about a month ago due to gastrointestinal bleeding. The 23-year-old struggled in his lone appearance with Triple-A Buffalo during a minor league rehab assignment and will continue to refine his game. May 21 - 4:45 PM

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Felipe Rivero (stomach) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Syracuse.

Rivero was placed on the disabled list April 22 with gastrointestinal bleeding. That issue is now solved and he could be an option for the Nationals' bullpen by the end of this week. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed a run on three hits in a one-inning relief appearance with Washington earlier this season. That's still his only career appearance at the major league level.
May 18 - 2:41 PM

Felipe Rivero's (stomach) blood levels are back to normal following a procedure nearly three weeks ago to repair a burst ulcer.

Rivero, who dealt with some gastrointestinal bleeding, has resumed a throwing program and will eventually begin a rehab assignment. "Good thing is that he’s healthy and feels good," Nationals manager Matt Williams said.
May 15 - 10:18 AM

Nationals placed LHP Felipe Rivero on the 15-day disabled list due to gastrointestinal bleeding.

That's a scary diagnosis for the 23-year-old, who made his major league debut on April 17. The team didn't give an estimate on how long Rivero might be out with the issue. Matt Grace was recalled to take his spot on the roster.
Apr 22 - 6:36 PM

Nationals recalled LHP Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse.

Rivero gives the Nats some lefty relief depth. The 23-year-old had struggled in three appearances this season at Syracuse, but Washington needed an extra southpaw to pair with Matt Thornton. Rivera has a 3.48 ERA and 7.5 K/9 in 442 1/3 career minor league innings. He'll be making his major league debut.
Apr 16 - 1:34 PM

Felipe Rivero will join the Nationals on Thursday.

Matt Thornton had been the only left-hander in the Nationals' bullpen, so Rivero will provide some needed depth in that department. The 23-year-old left-hander owns a 3.48 ERA and 7.5 K/9 in 442 1/3 minor league innings. He has never pitched in a major league game.
Apr 16 - 10:47 AM

Nationals optioned LHP Felipe Rivero to Double-A Harrisburg.

Rivero, who was acquired in the Nate Karns deal last February, posted a 4.12 ERA and 38/18 K/BB ratio 43 2/3 innings across 10 starts in Double-A in 2014. The 23-year-old was never expected to make the major league roster this spring, but he could have a future in the rotation.
Mar 16 - 4:14 PM

Nationals acquired LHP Felipe Rivero, OF Drew Vettleson, and C Jose Lobaton from the Rays for RHP Nate Karns.

Rivero had a 3.40 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 91/52 K/BB ratio in 127 innings last season at High-A Charlotte. The 22-year-old Venezuelan was a participant in the 2012 Futures Game and will hope to blossom in the Nats' system.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 02:03:00 PM

Felipe Rivero is headed to the Nationals as part of the four-player Jose Lobaton-Nate Karns trade.

The fourth player involved remains unidentified. Rivero, 22, posted a 3.40 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 91/52 K/BB ratio in 127 innings last season at High-A Charlotte. The Venezuelan left-hander is not considered a top prospect.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of LHP Felipe Rivero from Low-A Bowling Green.

He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Rivero posted a 3.41 ERA while striking out 98 over 113 1/3 innings at Low-A this season. The 21-year-old obviously isn't close to big league-ready.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:18:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Wilmer Difo
4Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Matt Grace
9Sammy Solis
10Taylor Jordan