|San Diego Padres – No. 44|
July 31, 1983 |
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|September 22, 2004 for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||22|
Rivera was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the second round (49th overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut September 22, 2004. After playing 35 games for the Mariners in 2006, Rivera, in 2007, played for the Mariners Double-A affiliate, the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, batting near the Mendoza Line the entire season.
Los Angeles Dodgers
On November 22, 2007, Rivera signed a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers assigned him to Jacksonville to begin the 2008 season. While at Jacksonville, Rivera began playing some first base, along with catcher, and was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on June 3.
New York Mets
He became a free agent after the season ended, and signed with the New York Mets in November 2008.
Rivera began the 2010 season with the independent Camden Riversharks.
New York Yankees
San Diego Padres
He was signed to a minor league contract by the San Diego Padres on December 12, 2012. He was recalled from AAA Tucson on July 7, 2013 to replace Yasmani Grandal, who was placed on the disabled list. He remained the backup to Nick Hundley for the rest of the season. In 23 games for San Diego, he hit .254/.268/.328 with 7 RBI and 4 runs
- 2004 California League Mid-Season All-Star team
- 2002 Northwest League Post-season All-Star team
- MVP of the 2001 Excellence Tournament held in Puerto Rico
- Rene Rivera signs, KFFL, December 17, 2010.
- Twins select contract of catcher Rene Rivera from Rochester, ESPN, May 5, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)