René Rivera
C FA
2 months ago

Rivera went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera was one of the few Cubs to produce in this one, as the team mustered just the one run and left 13 men on base. The 34-year-old catcher isn't likely to get too many more chances moving forward, as Willson Contreras returned from the DL on Sunday and Alex Avila figures to serve as the primary backup.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera is not in the lineup against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera will take a typical day off while Alex Avila draws a start behind the plate. Since joining the Cubs on Aug. 19, Rivera is hitting .269/.367/.423 with one home run and five RBI in nine appearances.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera is ,a href="https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/904737352957997057">out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera has been given the starting nod behind the plate in four of the last five games, but he'll give way to Alex Avila for the series opener in Pittsburgh. With Wilson Contreras (hamstring) making encouraging progress, Rivera and Avila are essentially competing for what will be a backup role in the final weeks of the season. Rivera helped his case with a grand slam Saturday, but followed that up with a 0-for-3, two-strikeout performance Sunday. He's recorded at least one strikeout in each of the last six games he's appeared in.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs scored during Saturday's win over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera has started six of 12 games since joining the Cubs and gone 7-for-20 at the dish. However, with Willson Contreras (hamstring) inching closer to a return, Rivera's playing-time window is closing. Barring a Contreras setback, there aren't many settings where Rivera projects to remain on the fantasy radar.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera went 3-for-5 with a run in a 17-3 blowout of the Pirates on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

His hits weren't exactly crucial to the team's success, but they're nice for Rivera, as he'd started off his Cubs career by going just 1-for-9 while playing sporadically. Don't expect this outing to win him any more extra time with Alex Avila hitting well as the interim No. 1 catcher while Willson Contreras (hamstring) remains sidelined.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera was making his Cubs debut after being claimed on waivers Saturday. Alex Avila will start most days behind the plate for Chicago, but Rivera figures to be his primary backup the rest of the way and could be in line for more playing time if Avila got hurt.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera is in Sunday's lineup for his Cubs debut, catching and batting seventh.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera was claimed off waivers on Saturday, and he joins the team as the primary backup to Alex Avila, with Victor Caratini headed to Triple-A. Rivera is known more for his defense than his bat, so he probably won't be much of a factor in most leagues. He posted a .230/.278/.391 slash line with eight home runs in 54 games for the Mets this season.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He is expected to join the team in the next day or two, and will serve as the Cubs' backup catcher, behind Alex Avila. Rivera is known for his strong defense, and he serves as another veteran option for Chicago with Willson Contreras (hamstring) on the DL. He posted a .230/.278/.391 slash line with eight home runs in 54 games for the Mets this season.

René Rivera
C FA
3 months ago

Rivera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

His playing time has shrunk over the last few months as Travis d'Arnaud proved he was healthy and ready for full-time duty, although Rivera's .230/.278/.391 slash line hasn't made a great case for him to see more action either. The 33-year-old can still supply a bit of power now and then and has eight homers in 54 games on the year, making him a reasonable DFS punt play at catcher on days when he does get the nod.

René Rivera
C FA
5 months ago

Rivera hit two home runs in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The journeyman catcher led the charge in beating up on Giants starter Matt Moore, going yard in the second and fourth innings. Rivera continues to be a decent backup to Travis d'Arnaud behind the dish, but doesn't produce nearly enough from a fantasy standpoint to make up for his limited playing time.