World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Luis Rivera (infielder)

Article Id: WHEBN0009996353
Reproduction Date:

Title: Luis Rivera (infielder)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Luis Rivera, Hipólito Pichardo, Lake County Captains, Team roster navbox, Team roster navbox/doc
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Luis Rivera (infielder)

Luis Rivera
Luis Rivera as first base coach in 2008
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 4
Shortstop / Third base coach
Born: (1964-01-03) January 3, 1964
Cidra, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 3, 1986, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
August 27, 1998, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average .233
Home runs 28
Runs batted in 209
Teams

Luis Antonio Rivera Pedraza (born January 3, 1964) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a shortstop for five teams from 1986 through 1998. Rivera batted and threw right-handed. He was the first base/infield coach of the Cleveland Indians from 2006 season until his dismissal at the end of the 2009 season. He is currently the third base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rivera reached the majors in 1986 with the Montreal Expos, spending three years with them before moving to the Boston Red Sox (1989–93), New York Mets (1994), Houston Astros (1997) and Kansas City Royals (1998). His most productive season came in 1991 with Boston, when he hit .258 with 40 RBI, including career-highs in home runs (8), runs (64), hits (107), doubles (22), and games played (129).

Following his playing retirement, Rivera spent six seasons (2000–05) coaching and managing in the Cleveland Indians player development system. He started as a coach for the Class-A Kinston Indians from 2000–02, and managed the Lake County Captains in 2003–04, winning South Atlantic League Manager of the Year honors in 2003 after his team compiled a minor league-best record of 97–43 (.693). In 2005 he guided Kinston to the finals of the Carolina League Championship Series. In his three seasons as manager at Lake County and Kinston, his teams posted a record of 246–173 (.587). He also coached in the Arizona Fall League in 2005, being promoted to the big team in 2006. In 2010, Rivera managed the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

On November 10, 2010, Rivera joined the Blue Jays coaching staff, when he was named a coaching assistant. On November 24, 2012, Rivera was appointed as the third base coach for the Blue Jays.[1]

References

  1. ^ http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/2012/11/26/blue_jays_coaching_staff_2013/

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
  • Baseball Library
  • MLB entry
  • Top performances
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.