Carlos Rivera (baseball)

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Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera on March 17, 2013.jpg
Olmecas de Tabasco
First baseman
Born: (1978-06-10) June 10, 1978 (age 36)
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 22, 2003 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Batting average .218
Runs 13
Hits 24

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.

Carlos Rivera
Medal record
Representing  Puerto Rico
Men’s Baseball
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.

After starting the season with the Petroleros de Minatitlán of the Mexican League, Rivera signed with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association on July 30.

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