Saturday, June 7, 2008
The Dodgers traded minor leaguer Juan Rivera to the Royals for former rookie of the year Angel Berroa. The Royals are picking up all of his 4.75 million dollar salary, and the 500,000 buyout for next season. In Triple-A, Berroa is hitting .290 with 10 HR, so it is possible he could help them in a utility role. Chin-Lung Hu will stay with a team, but his role will be reduced. This is a great move for the Dodgers acquiring Berroa, 30, who brings speed and a good glove to the Dodgers. This will allow them to send down Hu to play everyday when Furcal comes back. A solid pick up for the Dodgers.