Blue Jays trade outfielder Rivera to Dodgers

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays traded outfielder Juan Rivera to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Major League Baseball team said on Tuesday.

Rivera, 33, appeared in 70 games for the Blue Jays this season and had a .243 batting average with six home runs and 27 runs batted in.

He was acquired by the Blue Jays in January along with catcher Mike Napoli from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for outfielder Vernon Wells.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)