Emmanuel Rivera Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1996 (26)
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Emmanuel Rivera Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Emmanuel Rivera News
Kansas City Royals third baseman Emmanuel Rivera (hand) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a left hamate fracture. Rivera was playing in only his second major league game on Tuesday night when he suffered the left hand injury. The 24-year-old had a .930 OPS with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 44 games for Triple-A Omaha to earn the call-up, and he was getting a chance to prove he belonged in an everyday role at the hot corner. Expect him to miss more than the 10 days on the injured list with this injury. Outfielder Edward Olivares was called up from Omaha in a corresponding move. He has just a .553 OPS in 24 plate appearances this year, but he could become useful as outfield depth in AL-only leagues if he sees enough playing time. The Royals shifted outfielder Hunter Dozier to third base on Wednesday against Boston.
Kansas City Royals third baseman Emmanuel Rivera (wrist) left the game early on Tuesday night with left wrist pain. Rivera lined out in his only plate appearance before being removed in the second inning. The 25-year-old was called up on Monday after hitting an impressive .282/.337/.593 with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 44 games with Triple-A Omaha, and he's expected to get regular playing time at the hot corner. As long as this wrist injury doesn't require an injured list stint, Rivera deserves consideration in deep mixed and AL-only leagues with the opportunity at third base. Hanser Alberto took over for Rivera on Tuesday and figures to start at third base for however long Rivera is out.
The Kansas City Royals recalled third baseman Emmanuel Rivera from Triple-A Omaha on Monday, and he's starting at third base and hitting sixth against Boston Red Sox right-hander Garrett Richards in his major league debut. Third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez, who was hitting .215/.254/.296 this year, was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Rivera, 24, earned the promotion by hitting .282/.337/.593 with 14 long balls, 36 runs scored and 40 RBI in 193 plate appearances at the Triple-A level. Expect Rivera to share time at the hot corner moving forward with Hanser Alberto now that Gutierrez is out of the picture.