Posted at 9:01 AM on October 5, 2005
by Ben Tesch
From the Strib:
Twins sever ties with Rivas, Ryan
The Twins on Tuesday parted ways with second baseman Luis Rivas, the first product of their Venezuelan academy to reach the majors and a contributor to three division championships.
Rivas, along with infielder Brent Abernathy and outfielder Mike Ryan, were outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster and will become free agents. While the club is interested in keeping Abernathy, they will not make any attempts to re-sign Rivas or Ryan.