Rene Rivera

Rene Rivera #44

  • C
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 10"/215
  • Age: 32


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Rene Rivera Stats

.178 5 26 0 .489

Rene Rivera MLB Career Stats

.211 20 92 1 .589

Rene Rivera Bio

  • Full Name: Rene Rivera
  • Born: 7/31/1983 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 2001, Seattle Mariners, 2nd rd. (49th overall)
  • High School: Papa Juan XXIII, Bayamon, PR
  • Debut: September 22, 2004
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2015 Stats 298 16 53 5 26 0 .178 .213 .489
MLB Career Stats 913 67 193 20 92 1 .211 .258 .589

Rene Rivera Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Rays AL 319 169 87.57 215.22 -0.64 10.22 37.27
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38


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October 16, 2015 at 6:19 AM ET

Rivera struggles in 2015

Rays catcher Rene Rivera finished the 2015 regular season with a .178 average, five home runs, 26 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

July 11, 2015 at 11:30 PM ET

Rivera plates two runs

Rays catcher Rene Rivera went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double on Saturday against the Astros.


Rene Rivera Awards

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Tucson PCL

Rene Rivera Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 19, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays traded CF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo and RHP Gerardo Reyes to San Diego Padres for C Rene Rivera, RHP Burch Smith and 1B Jake Bauers.
July 7, 2013 San Diego Padres selected the contract of C Rene Rivera from Tucson Padres.
December 12, 2012 San Diego Padres signed free agent C Rene Rivera to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012 C Rene Rivera elected free agency.
April 4, 2012 C Rene Rivera assigned to Rochester Red Wings.
December 13, 2011 Minnesota Twins signed free agent C Rene Rivera to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 14, 2011 Minnesota Twins sent Rene Rivera outright to Rochester Red Wings.
August 28, 2011 Minnesota Twins recalled Rene Rivera from Rochester Red Wings.
July 11, 2011 Minnesota Twins optioned Rene Rivera to Rochester Red Wings.
May 6, 2011 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Rene Rivera from Rochester Red Wings.
April 6, 2011 Rene Rivera assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Minnesota Twins.
January 11, 2011 Minnesota Twins signed free agent C Rene Rivera to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 30, 2010 C Rene Rivera elected free agency.
July 5, 2010 C Rene Rivera assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
May 21, 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees signed free agent Rene Rivera.
November 9, 2009 C Rene Rivera elected free agency.
May 13, 2009 C Rene Rivera assigned to Buffalo Bisons from Brooklyn Cyclones.
April 28, 2009 Rene Rivera assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Buffalo Bisons.
December 3, 2008 Buffalo Bisons signed free agent Rene Rivera.

Rene Rivera Bio Info

Rene Rivera…married to Mariel Perez...couple has twin daughters, Julianna Renee and Ivanna Mariel...graduated from Papa Juan Pablo XXIII High School in Bayamon, PR in 2001…named the Most Valuable Player of the Excellence Tournament held in Puerto Rico in 2001…originally signed by Mariners' scouts Pedro Grifol and Rafael Santo Domingo.


Acquired by the Rays from San Diego on Dec 19 in a three-team, 11-player trade, largest in club history…the Rays are the seventh organization he has played for...Posted career highs for the Padres in virtually every category including games (103), runs (27), hits (74), 2B (18), HR (11), RBI (44), BB (27), batting avg. (.252) and OBP (.319)…had only 4 HR in his five previous major league seasons combined (121 games)...His career-high .452 SLG mark as a catcher was 5th among major league backstops (min. 81 games)...Hit 10 HR on the road and only one at Petco Park, where there were fewer home runs hit than any other major league park…his ratio of 15.10 AB/HR on the road was 3rd best in the NL (min. 10 HR) behind SF Brandon Belt (13.90) and CHC Anthony Rizzo (14.11)...Made his first Opening Day roster and went on to start 85 games, including Opening Day… had never made more than 35 starts in a season during his six-year major league career started 47 of the Padres final 74 games when Yasmani Grandal saw more time at 1B…65 of his starts came with the Padres top three starters on the mound: Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy…the Padres posted a team 3.27 ERA, 2nd best in franchise history...His catcher's ERA of 3.10 was the best in franchise history and tied for the best in the majors with WAS Wilson Ramos…his career 3.41 career mark is 6th best among actives (min. 200 games)...Threw out 29 attempted base stealers, tops among all major league catchers…his 33.3 eraser rate (29 of 87 attempted base stealers) ranked 4th among major league catchers...During his career has thrown out 33.6 percent of attempted base stealers, 4th best among active catchers (min. 200 games)...The major league average over that span is 24.1 pct 40.3 percent of Rivera's called strikes were pitches outside of the strike zone, which, according to PITCHf/x, was the highest percentage among catchers who received at least 2,000 pitches...On May 18 at COL, he threw out 3 attempted base stalers for the first time in his career, one of three to do it in 2014 (also OAK Geovany Soto and DET Bryan Holaday)...His only RBIs in April all came April 28 at SF when he drove in a career-high 5 runs, all off World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner…hit a 2-run double and 3-run HR in the 6-4 victory…his homer in that game was his first major league home run since May 19, 2011 at OAK (David Purcey), a span of 1,075 days...Logged a 3-run single off 20-game winner Johnny Cueto in a 3-0 victory July 2 vs. CIN...Was the first 3-run single in the majors since OAK Yoenis Cespedes on July 24, 2012 at TOR...Became the first player to do it accounting for all 3 runs of a game (i.e., in a 3-0 win) since ANA Garret Anderson on Sep 6, 1998 vs. KC...In a 3-2 victory Aug 27 vs. MIL, hit a home run off Francisco Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and delivered a 2-out RBI single in the 10th off Zach Duke to win it...Was one of three players in the majors in 2014 to get a game-tying hit in the 9th inning and then a walk-off hit in extras…also CWS Tyler Flowers and COL Corey Dickerson...Following the season played 23 games for the Senadores de San Juan, spending most of his time at 1B…hit .275 (25-for-91) with 2 HR and 6 RBI…also played for Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Series in February...Drew a career-high 4 walks on Sep 1 vs. AR...Had only 5 walks the rest of the month.


Opened the season with Tucson hitting PCL-leading .343 before being selected by the Padres on July 7 and spending the remainder of the season with San Diego...Tossed out nine of 16 (56.3 %) of attempted base stealers while with the Padres…the club won eight of his last 10 starts from August 21-September 25...Made his season debut on July 8 vs. Colorado, his first big league action since September 27, 2011 vs. Kansas City playing for the Twins...Finished the season riding a career-best eight-game hit streak from August 31-September 25, batting .423 (11-for-26) over that stretch…left the team three games before season ended on September 27 for the birth of his twin daughters in Puerto Rico...In 74 games for Tucson (AAA), he hit .343 (86-for-251), leading all Padres farmhands in average in 2013 and ranking second among all qualifying minor league catchers...Named to the 2013 Triple-A All-Star team for the Pacific Coast League but did not play due to his promotion to San Diego.



Spent the entire campaign with Triple-A Rochester, playing in 95 games for the Red Wings...Hit a career-high 10 home runs on the year with Rochester.

2011 Was a spring training invite...reassigned to Minor League camp, March 30...Started the season with Triple-A Rochester...played in 13 games for the Red Wings and had his contract selected by Minnesota as the Twins optioned Dusty Hughes, May 6...Recorded his first hit as a Twin, May 14 vs. Toronto...was his first Major League hit since September, 26, 2006 vs. Oakland, as a member of the Seattle Mariners...Hit his first home run with the Twins, May 19 at Oakland...Optioned to Triple-A Rochester, July 10...went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three rbi and three runs scored, July 23 at Indianapolis...Recalled by Minnesota, August 28...played in 18 games for the Twins to finish the season...Set a single-season career-high, playing in his 36th game, September 13 at Kansas City...set a career-high for at-bats with his 100th of the season, September 24 at Cleveland...Outrighted to Triple-A Rochester, October 14. 2010 Spent the season in the Yankees organization after signing as a minor league free agent, May 21...reported to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre...Split time between designated hitter and catcher, hitting .303 (10-for-33) with two doubles, one home run and seven rbi as a catcher...hit safely in eight consecutive games, May 27-June 12...Transferred to Double-A Trenton, July 5...batted .319 (30-for-94) with 10 doubles, five home runs and 17 rbi in 25 games for the Thunder...Collected 10 multi-hit games...had three three-hit games, including going 3-for-6 with two doubles, a home run and four rbi, September 3 at New Britain...Batted .368 (14-for-38) with four doubles, three home runs, nine rbi and seven runs scored in 10 August games...Played in the Puerto Rican Winter League with Senadores de San Juan, batting .200 (16-for-80) in 25 games. 2009 Spent the season with Triple-A Buffalo after signing as a minor league free agent with New York (NL), November 20, 2008...homered in consecutive games, May 29 and 30 at Durham...hit safely in 13 of 15 games, July 22-August 14...hit five home runs and recorded 16 rbi in 19 August games...played 63 games at catcher for the Bisons and three games at third base...became a free agent, November 9...played in the Puerto Rican Winter League with Lobos de Arecibo, batting .241 (14-for-58) with three doubles, two triples, two home runs, eight rbi and 11 runs scored in 18 games. 2008 Began the season with Double-A Jacksonville, after signing with the Dodgers' organization, November 19, 2007...played in 38 games for the Suns...promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, June 2...batted .311 (14-for-45) in 16 July games...went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four rbi and three runs scored, August 20 at Colorado Springs...played with Lobos de Arecibo in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .269 (28-for-104) with 10 doubles, five home runs, 17 rbi and 14 runs scored in 33 games. 2007 Spent the season with Double-A West Tenn...had season-high five rbi, May 21 at Huntsville...had an rbi in six consecutive games, July 12-23...hit safely in nine of his final 12 games. 2006 Served as the backup catcher to Kenji Johjima all season. Six of Rivera's 15 hits went for extra-bases (four doubles, two home runs). Rivera was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a victory over the Tigers on July 9, including a game-tying, two-run home run. Rivera caught two complete games (June 11 and June 17). 2005 One of seven catchers to play for Seattle in 2005...Began the season with AA San Antonio...Recalled on May 15, but did not appear in any games before being optioned to San Antonio on May 20...recalled again on May 30... Made his first Major League start on May 31 and also picked up his first Major League hit, a single in the second inning off of Toronto's Chad Gaudin. He was 3x5 with an RBI in that game...Started 12 games at catcher... In a season high five-game hitting streak, May 31-June 12, hit .421 (8-for-19) with two doubles and an RBI...Had six multi-hit games, including three three-hit games...Hit his first Major League home run on June 26 at San Diego, a three-run shot in the seventh inning off of San Diego's Woody Williams..the three RBI were a career-high...Optioned to San Antonio on June 28...In 57 games with San Antonio, hit .278 (59-for-212) with 14 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 21 RBI...Transferred to AAA Tacoma on Aug. 4...Placed on the disabled list Aug. 24 with right shoulder tendinitis; reinstated on Sept. 3...Played in 14 games with Tacoma, hitting .204 (10-for-49) with three doubles, a home run and six RBI...Recalled from Tacoma on September 17...After his recall from Tacoma, hit .467 (7-for-15) in six games with Seattle. 2004 Spent season at high-A Inland Empire in the California League...collected a career-high 22 doubles...named to mid-season California League All-Star Team...was hitting .270 on July 2, but hit just .138 (11-for-80) the rest of July to drop his season average to 235...hit .247 (47-for-190) on the road with 12 doubles all six HR and 32 RBI...helped 66ers pitchers finish second in California League in ERA...hit .241 (19-for-79) in 26 games with Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2003 Spent full season with Wisconsin...batting average (.275) was second on the club...was second in home runs and fifth in doubles...caught 109 games as Timber Rattlers reached the postseason...set new career-highs in all offensive categories. 2002 Spent all season with Everett...had 9-game hit streak from Aug. 22-30...named the catcher on the Northwest League Postseason All-Star Team...participated in 2002 Arizona Instructional League, and played winter ball with Carolina in Puerto Rico. 2001 Began pro career with Everett...appeared in 15 games with the AquaSox before transferring to Peoria on July 28...batted .338 (24-for-71) in 21 games with Peoria...played briefly with Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League...participated in the Mariners Arizona Instructional League.