Mariners deal prospect Rivero to Red Sox

Mariners deal prospect Rivero to Red Sox

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have traded Triple-A third baseman Carlos Rivero to the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced Sunday.

Rivero, who was claimed by the Mariners off waivers from the Red Sox on Nov. 3 of last year, hit .256 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs in 96 games with the Rainiers this season. He hit .264 in 105 Minor League games in the Red Sox organization in 2014.

The 27-year-old infielder was signed by the Cleveland Indians in 2005. He made his Major League debut with the Red Sox last season, going 4-for-7 with a home run and three RBIs in four games last September.

Rivero will report to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Andrew Erickson is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.