John Bowker asked the Phillies for his unconditional release to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan. The Phillies granted the request, but they should have been the one initiating the move and it should have come earlier this offseason.
January 13, 2012
It's the time of year for teams to add and subtract from their 40 man rosters and one team's subtraction can quickly turn into an addition for another club. Such is the case with Carlos Rivero, who was put on waivers by the Cleveland Indians.
November 4, 2010
The Indians purchased the contracts of seven players from their minor-league affiliates today. Left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz from Mahoning Valley, infielder Carlos Rivero, outfielder Nick Weglarz and right-hander Jeanmar Gomez from Akron and infielders Jason Donald and Wes Hodges and first baseman-outfielder Jordan Brown from Columbus were added -- putting Cleveland's roster at the 40-man limit.
November 20, 2009