TJ Rivera

Position: SS
Born: 10/27/1988
Height: 6'1
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent on June 12, 2011 (NYM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .349 with 11 homers and 80 RBIs in 97 games at Las Vegas (Triple-A), with 26 doubles for a .513 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Las Vegas when OF Brandon Nimmo was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 8/10/2016

Debut Details
August 10, in a 3-2 12-inning loss to the Diamondbacks. The starting third baseman, he batted sixth and went 1-for-5. In the second inning, in his first at-bat, he grounded out to the pitcher. In the fifth inning, he flied out to center field. In the eighth inning, he grounded out to third. In the 10th inning, he hit a leadoff single to center. In the 12th inning, he made the final out of the game, flying out to center field.

Player Notes
Thomas Javier Rivera is a New York City native who graduated from Lehman High School in the Bronx. Undrafted out of Troy State, Rivera signed with the crosstown rivals shortly after the draft and has made them look smart, bringing a career .318 average over five seasons into the bigs with him. He’s also hit over. 300 in two winter ball seasons in the Puerto Rican League with Mayaguez. In 2015, Rivera batted .325 with seven homers and 48 RBIs to go with 27 doubles between Binghamton and Las Vegas, hitting over .300 at both stops, coming off of a 2014 campaign during which he’d combined between St; Lucie (High A) and Binghamton to hit .349 with five homers, 75 RBIs and 29 doubles.