Rivera in 2009 with the Washington Nationals
|Born:December 7, 1977|
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Right|
|May 25, 2006 for the Washington Nationals|
(through 2009 season)
|Earned run average||4.05|
Rivera was selected off waivers by the New York Mets after the 2001 season. In July 2002, the Mets sent Rivera to the Montreal Expos as the player to be named later for a trade executed in April. In June 2004, the Expos traded Rivera to the Milwaukee Brewers with Peter Bergeron for Jason Childers and Jason Belcher. Following the 2004 season, he signed with the Washington Nationals.
Rivera made his MLB debut on May 25, 2006, for the Washington Nationals against the Houston Astros. In that game, he got his first hold, pitching 2/3 of an inning. He struck out one and walked one. He had been called up from Triple-A New Orleans on May 22, 2006. He finished his rookie season with a 3.43 ERA. He struck out 41 and walked 32. In 2007, he only allowed one home run in 93 innings pitched.
On December 7, 2009, Rivera was released by the Nationals to make room on the 40-man roster for Brian Bruney. Rivera signed a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training with the Cleveland Indians on December 21, 2009.
Arizona Diamondbacks Released: RHP Saul Rivera
Saul Rivera signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League in 2012.
- Ladson, Bill. Nationals acquire Bruney from Yankees, Washington Nationals. Published December 7, 2009. Retrieved December 7, 2009.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)