Carlos Rivera (baseball)
|Olmecas de Tabasco|
June 10, 1978 |
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|June 22, 2003 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through 2009 season)
Carlos Alberto Rivera (born June 10, 1978 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who is currently with the Olmecas de Tabasco in the Mexican Baseball League. He played two seasons at the major league level for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
|Representing Puerto Rico|
|World Baseball Classic|
|Silver||2013 San Francisco||Team|
He was drafted by the Pirates in the 10th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft. Rivera played his first professional season with their Rookie league GCL Pirates in 1996, and last played with an MLB-affiliated team in 2006 with the Colorado Rockies' Triple-A team, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
In 2007, Rivera hit .410 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 101 games for the Oaxaca Warriors in the Mexican League and was a midseason All-Star. After not playing during the 2008 regular season, he played winter ball in his native Puerto Rico for the Ponce Lions and hit .321 with 31 RBI in 36 games. He also represented Puerto Rico in the 2009 Caribbean Series.
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