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Luis Rivas

34-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 165   DOB: 8/30/1979   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became a free agent in November 2009.

April 28, 2009  –  Luis Rivas News

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Rivas (hamstring) was placed on the 7-day DL.

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Luis Rivas Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA ROC 3 16 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .200 .250 .200 .450
2005 25 AAA ROC 43 159 145 17 36 16 14 0 2 22 3 2 8 18 2 4 0 .248 .280 .386 .666
2005 25 MAJ MIN 59 148 136 21 35 5 3 1 1 12 4 0 9 17 0 1 2 .257 .311 .316 .627
2006 26 AAA DUR 69 244 229 21 50 11 8 1 2 24 2 1 10 34 2 2 1 .218 .252 .288 .540
2007 27 AAA BUF 105 465 410 58 108 31 17 3 11 43 13 7 42 69 4 2 7 .263 .341 .400 .741
2007 27 MAJ CLE 4 11 11 3 3 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .727 1.000
2008 28 MAJ PIT 79 223 206 25 45 11 6 2 3 20 3 2 13 27 2 1 1 .218 .267 .311 .578
2009 29 AAA IOW 63 216 191 23 45 17 14 2 1 16 3 0 20 18 2 2 1 .236 .308 .346 .654
Career  (View All)     648 2,290 2,101 286 541 155 92 29 34 201 81 25 126 316 30 15 18 .257 .303 .377 .681

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Luis Rivas Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA ROC 16 15 0% 12.5% 0.00 87% .231 .000
2005 25 AAA ROC 159 145 5% 11.3% 0.44 88% .272 .138
2005 25 MAJ MIN 148 136 6.1% 11.5% 0.53 88% .288 .059
2006 26 AAA DUR 244 229 4.1% 13.9% 0.29 85% .249 .070
2007 27 AAA BUF 465 410 9% 14.8% 0.61 83% .294 .137
2007 27 MAJ CLE 11 11 0% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .454
2008 28 MAJ PIT 223 206 5.8% 12.1% 0.48 87% .239 .093
2009 29 AAA IOW 216 191 9.3% 8.3% 1.11 91% .256 .110
Career     2,290 2,101 5.5% 13.8% 0.40 85% .290 .120

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Luis Rivas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Cubs assigned Rivas to their minor league camp, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The Cubs have their eye on adding a utility infielder to the roster, and Rivas has an outside shot of being that guy.

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Rivas signed a minor league contract with the Cubs, which includes an invitation to spring training.

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Rivas has filed for free agency.

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Rivas started at second base in place of Freddy Sanchez (back) on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 against the Rockies.

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Starting for the injured Jack Wilson, Rivas hit his first career grand slam on Saturday against the Cardinals.

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Rivas made his fifth start in eight days on Friday, going 0-for-4 against the Cubs.

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Rivas isn't expected to start Wednesday against the Cubs, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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The Pirates added Rivas to their 25-man roster on Tuesday.

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Rivas was outrighted to Triple-A and opted for free agency, the team's official site reports.

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Rivas tripled and homered and drove in four runs from the ninth spot to lead Cleveland to a 12-4 win over Seattle in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday.

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Rivas has been called up to the Indians, The Buffalo News reports.

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Rivas was sent down to the minors on Wednesday according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Luis Rivas.

2009

Rivas saw his first extended major league action for the first time since 2005 last year. The results were predictable, with Rivas batting .218 in 206 at-bats for the Bucs. If he's not good enough to play on a full-time basis for the Pirates, then he's probably not going to find consistent time with any team in the majors. Stil, he'll try to win a utility role with the Cubs this spring.

2008

Rivas will serve as a backup infielder for the Pirates and could see time at second base with Freddy Sanchez less than 100 percent.

2006

Rivas' declining on base average finally lost him the starting second base job and he was later demoted to the minors. He broke his hand in winter ball, so he may have a hard time finding a big league job this spring.

2005

Rivas' days as an everyday player may be over after another season where he disappointed in a starting role. His ability to get on base has been on a downward decline since his rookie season and last year he posted a career-worst .283 OBA. He also missed about a third of the season with toe and elbow injuries. He lost his starting job as a result and shared playing time at second base with Michael Cuddyer during the second half of the season. He could win the starting second base job again this spring if Cuddyer is moved to third base and there has even been talk of moving him to shortstop, where he played in the minors. Even if he has a starting job, Rivas is no sure bet to steal more than 10 bases given his inability to get on base. The days where it seemed he could be a 20 HR/20 SB player are a thing of the past and we think it's more likely he'll end up in a utility role.

2004

Rivas faces a make or break season after his development stalled the past two years. Rivas hasn't been able to improve his plate discipline and as a result his batting average has been a burden for fantasy owners. His inability to get on base has also limited his steal totals. Once thought to be a 20/20 type player, he's looking like a player with 15 steals that offers little else. The best thing Rivas has going for him is that there are few second base prospects in the Minnesota system, so barring a trade he has undeserved job security. He's just 24, so he could improve. We're just not betting on it at this point.

2003

Rivas is the weakest spot in the Minnesota lineup, but doesn't have anyone on the horizon to challenge him at second base. Struggled with a wrist injury that caused him to miss a third of the season and limited his stolen base attempts. Also took a step backward in his plate discipline with an OBA of just .305 and was overmatched at times in the playoffs. Still, at just 23 he's got room to grow and could eventually project to a 30 SB/15 HR type player.