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Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Positioned to back up at short
Rivera played shortstop during the offseason in winter ball and is expected to be the backup there when the regular season opens, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Rivera has also played shortstop in previous winters, but the 27-year-old has not logged an inning there during his career in professional ball in the States. The organization clearly values Rivera, who is out of options, and it doesn't want to risk losing him. The right-handed batter can fill in against lefties, which starter Geraldo Perdomo had a .579 OPS against in 2023. A best-case scenario would have Rivera behind Perdomo at shortstop and backing up at third and first base.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Out of lineup for Game 5
Rivera is out of the lineup for Game 5 of the World Series on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Rivera started at third base in Game 4 on Tuesday but went 0-for-3 as the Diamondbacks fell 11-7. Evan Longoria will return to the hot corner Wednesday with the series on the line.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Starting at third base in Game 4
Rivera will start at third base and bat eighth Tuesday in Game 4 of the World Series against the Rangers.
This marks the first start of the Fall Classic for Rivera, who's gone 2-for-2 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored off the bench. He's filling in for the struggling Evan Longoria on Tuesday as the Diamondbacks look to even up the series.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Getting start Tuesday
Rivera is starting at third base and batting eighth Tuesday in Game 7 of the NLCS in Philadelphia.
With left-hander Ranger Suarez taking the hill for the Phillies, Rivera enters the lineup at the hot corner while Evan Longoria slides into the designated hitter spot. Rivera is 1-for-8 with one RBI so far during the NLCS, although that one hit was a run-scoring single off a lefty in Cristopher Sanchez.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: In Game 3 lineup
Rivera is starting at third base and batting eighth Thursday in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Phillies.
Evan Longoria started each of the Diamondbacks' first seven games at third base this postseason, but it will be Rivera at the hot corner Thursday as Longoria slides into the designated hitter spot. Rivera did receive one plate appearance in Game 1 of the NLCS, grounding out as a pinch hitter.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Not in Game 1 lineup
Rivera is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Brewers.
Evan Longoria will start at third base and bat eighth versus the Brewers and right-hander Corbin Burnes. Rivera had a promising first half this season with Arizona, but the 27-year-old slashed just .146/.234/.164 over his final 64 plate appearances dating back to the beginning of August.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Absent from lineup
Rivera is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the White Sox.
Rivera has been part of a rotation at third base for the Diamondbacks but will begin this one on the bench for the fourth time in five contests. Jace Peterson is handling the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Back in lineup Wednesday
Rivera (shoulder) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.
Rivera sat out Tuesday after injuring his left shoulder while trying to make a catch near the stands in Monday's series opener versus New York, but it has proven to be a minor blip. He'll cover third base and bat seventh for the Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Citi Field.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Out with sore shoulder
Rivera (shoulder) is absent from the lineup Tuesday versus the Mets.
Rivera injured his left shoulder while trying to catch a ball near the stands in Monday's series opener at New York, though it's not believed to be anything serious. Jace Peterson will get the start at third base for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Geraldo Perdomo is covering shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Leaves with shoulder injury
Rivera exited Monday's win over the Mets with a shoulder injury, MLB.com reports.
Rivera, who started at third base, made an awkward attempt to catch a foul ball near the stands while running into the tarp. He stayed in the game for another inning before being removed. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo believes Rivera is fine and described him as day-to-day. He was replaced at third base by Jace Peterson.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Recalled from Reno
The Diamondbacks recalled Rivera from Triple-A Reno on Friday.
Rivera was optioned to Reno on Aug. 12, and he has since slashed .304/.418/.609 with three homers and eight RBI across 55 plate appearances. He'll rejoin Arizona as rosters expand to 28 players and could split time at third base with Jace Peterson. Buddy Kennedy was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Optioned to Triple-A
The Diamondbacks optioned Rivera to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.
Rivera hasn't recorded a hit since the end of July, so he'll head back to the minors in order to right the ship. Rivera has had better luck in Triple-A this season, slashing .348/.378/.591 in 74 plate appearances, so he could make a quick return to Arizona if he gets going at the plate again. Buddy Kennedy was selected from Reno to take Rivera's spot on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Moves into short-side platoon role
Rivera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.
After starting at third base against lefties Dallas Keuchel and Julio Urias in the Diamondbacks' last two games and going 0-for-7 with four strikeouts, Rivera will move to the bench Wednesday for the second straight game in which Arizona has opposed a right-hander. Trade-deadline pickup Jace Peterson will get the nod at the hot corner against Dodgers righty Bobby Miller and appears to have moved into the strong side of a platoon with Rivera at third base.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Sits amid slump
Rivera is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Jace Peterson will start at third base and bat sixth versus the Dodgers and right-hander Bobby Miller. Rivera has gone 0-for-17 with no walks and six strikeouts since the calendar flipped to August.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Knocks in run
Rivera started at third base and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Monday's 4-3 extra-innings win over San Francisco.
Rivera's 10th-inning single gave the Diamondbacks a brief lead before the Giants scored in the bottom of the frame. It was his sixth straight game with hit; he's 8-for-20 during the streak. A series of moves over the last few days impacts third base going forward. After placing Evan Longoria (back) on the injured list Saturday, Arizona traded infielder Josh Rojas to Seattle then acquired infielder Jace Peterson from Athletics. Peterson is essentially a Rojas replacement -- a left-handed bat that plays second and third base -- and could emerge as a platoon mate of Rivera.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Not starting Saturday
Rivera isn't in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against Seattle.
Rivera will get a breather Saturday after putting together a four-game hitting streak and going 6-for-17 with a homer and three runs scored in that span. Josh Rojas will start at the hot corner in Rivera's place and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Gets on base four times
Rivera went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in Monday's 10-6 loss to the Cardinals.
All three of Rivera's hits were singles in this contest. He's gone 10-for-42 (.238) over 12 contests in July while sharing third base with Evan Longoria. Rivera boasts a .290/.330/.398 slash line with three home runs, 22 RBI, 31 runs scored, one stolen base and 11 doubles through 200 plate appearances this season. He could continue to wrangle playing time away from Longoria, who has gone just 4-for-27 (.148) this month.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Sitting out Sunday
Rivera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
Rivera will take a seat after he started each of the past three games at third base while going 2-for-9 with a solo home run and a walk. Evan Longoria will spell him at third base.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera: Homers in loss
Rivera went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's 7-5 loss to Atlanta.
Rivera's blast was the second of back-to-back homers in the seventh inning that turned a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead before the bullpen let it slip away. The home run was the second in as many starts for Rivera, who had entered the All-Star break in a slump but is 4-for-13 with three extra-base hits to begin the second half. He continues to have an edge in playing time at third base over Evan Longoria.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 225 lbs
|Birthplace: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
|Bats/Throws: R, R