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Felipe Rivero | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 151
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
4Dan Butler
5Steven Lerud
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
4Wilmer Difo
5Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
7Taylor Hill
8Taylor Jordan
9A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Jerry Blevins
7Heath Bell
8Xavier Cedeno
9Blake Treinen
10Erik Davis
11Evan Meek
12Matt Grace
13Bruce Billings
14Rich Hill