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Luis Rivera #4

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Full Name:
Luis Rivera
Uniform #:
4

APPOINTED

Named Coaching Assistant of the Toronto Blue Jays on November 10, 2010 ... Named Third Base Coach on November 26, 2012.

PERSONAL

Luis Antonio Rivera ... Graduated from Luis Munoz Iglesias in Puerto Rico in 1981 ... Played Little League in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico ... Signed by the Montreal Expos on Sept. 22, 1981 ... In 2014 had a baseball field in Puerto Rico named in his honour.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Played professionally for 18 seasons from 1981-98 ... Played parts of 11 seasons and 781 games in the Major Leagues from 1986-98 with Montreal, Boston, New York-NL, Houston and Kansas City ... Recorded his finest big league season in 1992 with the Red Sox when he hit .258 (107-for-414) with 22 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 40 RBI in 129 games ... Compiled a Major League career average of .233 with 28 HR and 209 RBI in 781 games.

COACHING & MANAGING CAREER

Spent six seasons from 2000-05 coaching and managing in the Cleveland Indians' Player Development system... Managed the Kinston (A) Indians to a record of 76-64 (.543) in 2005, guiding the club to the finals of the Carolina League Championship Series...Managed the Lake County (A) Captains in 2003-04, winning South Atlantic League Manager of the Year honours in 2003, after the Captains compiled a minor league-best record of 97-43 (.693)...In his three seasons as Manager at Kinston and Lake County, his teams compiled a record of 246-173 (.587) and went to the playoffs twice...Was also a coach at Kinston for three seasons from 2000-02 ... Spent four seasons as the Cleveland Indians' Infield and First Base Coach (named to that post on November 3, 2005) ... In his first season with the Blue Jays (2010), managed the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA) and led them to their first post-season birth since 2004, finishing 2nd in the Eastern Division…Lost in the first round of the playoffs to Trenton, 3-0 ... Made his debut as a Blue Jays Coach in 2011 as a Coaching Assistant and spent two seasons in that capacity ... Returns for a 6th season as Third Base Coach and his 8th consecutive as a coach at the Major League level.

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