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Rivera was traded to the Rays on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Rivera enjoyed a breakout season in 2014 with the Padres, slashing .252/.319/.432 over 329 plate appearances. He was also strong defensively, throwing out 36 percent of runners attempting to steal. Rivera should see an immediate opportunity to serve as the primary catcher in his new home, where he'll presumably work ahead of Curt Casali on the depth chart.

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Rivera went 2-for-4 with two RBI against the Giants on Friday night.

The 30-year old Rivera has likely played himself into a timeshare at catcher in 2015, with 11 homers and 44 RBI in 289 at-bats. Rivera (.256/.324/.439) gives the Padres a quality power bat towards the bottom of the lineup.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Adam Moore will step in behind the plate for his first start in a Padres uniform, as Rivera sits after starting four straight. Prior to his 0-for-4 showing Tuesday, Rivera had collected multiple hits in three straight games, raising his second-half batting line to .283/.354/.434.

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Rivera went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Monday in a win over the Rockies.

Rivera knocked in the only run of the game in the first inning form the cleanup spot. The 31-year-old notched his third consecutive multi-hit game.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

Rivera will be granted the day off after starting three games in a row at catcher. Yasmani Grandal will serve as a battery mate for Robbie Erlin.

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Rivera is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Rivera will get a day off after starting six games in a row. Yasmani Grandal will get the start behind the plate Sunday in Rivera's place.

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Rivera went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

The Padres' catcher has done a decent job this season since he started getting full-time at-bats when Yasmani Grandal moved to first base to fill in for the injured Yonder Alonso. Rivera provides good pop from behind the plate with nine home runs in just over 250 at-bats this season.

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Rivera will be behind the plate for the fifth straight game Sunday against the Dodgers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With Yasmani Grandal moving over to first base more frequently in the wake of Yonder Alonso's season-ending forearm surgery, Rivera has earn more consistent playing time, a trend that could continue in September. Though the 31-year-old journeyman doesn't look like a foundational piece for the rebuilding Padres, he hasn't justified his removal from the lineup since picking up more plate appearances. He's produced two-hit games in each of his last three starts, improving his average to .252 over 218 at-bats on the season.

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Rivera was the hero Wednesday, going 2-for-5 with a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and a walk-off single in the tenth to beat the Padres 3-2.

Rivera hit his first home run at Petco Park since joining the Padres and his ninth overall in 2014. The 31-year-old backstop is slashing .241/.306/.425 with 32 RBI and 18 runs in 212 at bats this season.

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Rivera has reached base in 10 of 12 appearances in August, slashing .231/.348/.256 with two RBI, four runs, and a 7:10 BB:K in 39 at-bats.

Rivera won't light the world on fire with his bat, as evidenced by his slash line on the season (.238/.306/.416), but his defense is an invaluable asset that affords him a handful of starts per week. However, Yasmani Grandal remains the relevant Padres catcher to consider, if in need of a power threat behind the plate - he's tallied four homers in 79 at-bats since the All-Star break.