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2021 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .256 1 5 .649 2

Top Emmanuel Rivera News

  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Optioned to Triple-A

    Rivera was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.

    Rivera lost out on playing time recently after Adalberto Mondesi returned from the injured list, and he'll likely see more consistent at-bats in the minors. The 25-year-old has hit .256 in 29 games during his first major-league season and will be an option to rejoin the Royals if they need depth in the corner infield positions down the stretch.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Sitting again Monday

    Rivera is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Rivera will sit for the third time in four games and looks to have lost out on reps as a result of Adalberto Mondesi's return from the injured list Sept. 1 in addition to the promotion of outfielder Edward Olivares on Aug. 27. Given that Rivera has delivered a modest .649 OPS in 98 plate appearances with the big club this season, he may not have a strong case for recapturing a full-time role in September.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Not starting Sunday

    Rivera is on the bench for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Rivera went 1-for-4 with a double Saturday and is now hitting .242 with three doubles and two RBI in his last 10 games. Adalberto Mondesi is playing third base Sunday while Carlos Santana occupies the DH spot.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Not in Friday's lineup

    Rivera is out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

    Rivera is 4-for-25 in his past nine contests and will take a seat for the second time in the past three days. Edward Olivares will take his place in the lineup while Adalberto Mondesi covers the hot corner Friday.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Not starting Wednesday

    Rivera isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Cleveland.

    Rivera started each of the last 11 games, but he went just 1-for-8 with a double, two runs, two walks and a strikeout across his last three appearances. Hanser Alberto will take his place at third base and bat ninth.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Added to Saturday's lineup

    Rivera is batting eighth and playing first base Saturday against the Mariners.

    Rivera steps up to replace Carlos Santana, who was scratched with hip soreness. It will be his first career appearance at first base.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Takes seat Saturday

    Rivera is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Rivera went 2-for-5 on Friday and has now hit .306 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his last 10 games. Hanser Alberto is playing third base and batting eighth Saturday.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Registers second steal

    Rivera went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Thursday's 6-4 win over Seattle.

    The third baseman singled in the sixth inning before a Salvador Perez grand slam. Rivera then got aboard on an error in the seventh, stole second and scored on a Nicky Lopez single. The 25-year-old Rivera has recorded both of his stolen bases this year in the last five games. He's hit .262 with a home run, five RBI and 10 runs scored through 19 games in August, emerging as a regular presence in the lineup, albeit at the bottom of the order lately.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Productive in win

    Rivera went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 7-1 win over Houston.

    The 25-year-old recorded his third multi-hit effort in his last seven games. In that span, Rivera has gone 10-for-26 (.385) with a home run, three RBI and five runs scored. The third baseman is up to five RBI and seven runs scored through 18 games, and he should be able to maintain a regular role now that he's in a groove at the plate.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Notches steal in win

    Rivera went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Cubs.

    The third baseman has hit .250 in 15 games since he was activated from the injured list Aug. 4. Only two of his 13 hits in that span (one home run, one double) have gone for extra bases. Rivera's stolen base Sunday was also his first of the year. The 25-year-old could still see the occasional day off when Hunter Dozier shifts from right field to third base.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Swats first homer

    Rivera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Friday's 6-2 win over the Cubs.

    Rivera had been out of the lineup in each of the last two games, but he blasted his first major-league home run in the fifth inning Friday. The 25-year-old has recorded hits in each of his last four appearances, but he has just two extra-base hits in 13 games since the start of August.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Remains on bench

    Rivera is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Houston, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Rivera finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row after previously starting 12 times in 13 games. He hit just .244/.279/.268 over that run of playing time, so he hasn't exactly earned everyday at-bats. Hunter Dozier will again start at the hot corner, with Ryan O'Hearn in right field.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Riding pine Wednesday

    Rivera isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Astros, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Rivera went 4-for-11 with two strikeouts across the last three games, and he'll get a breather Wednesday. Hunter Dozier will shift to third base while Jarrod Dyson starts in right field.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Handling everyday role

    Rivera will start at third base and bat eighth Wednesday against the Yankees.

    The Royals' decision to demote Edward Olivares to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday looks like it will clear the way for Rivera to take on an everyday role at third base, while Hunter Dozier will cover Olivares' spot in right field. While starting in six of the Royals' last seven games, Rivera has gone 5-for-21 with two runs and two RBI.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Doubles, plates two in win

    Rivera went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

    Rivera hit a two-run double in the first inning off Dallas Keuchel to put the Royals on the board. He was the only player in the game with multiple RBI. The 25-year-old recently returned from the IL and has appeared in just four games this season, going 3-for-13. This was his first extra-base hit and RBI of the season.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Returns from injured list

    Rivera (wrist) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

    Rivera made five total rehab appearances, but he only required one game at Triple-A Omaha before he was cleared to return. During his rehab stint, he went 6-for-20 with a home run, three RBI, two runs, a stolen base and two walks. The 25-year-old will start at third base and bat sixth Wednesday against the White Sox, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Moving rehab to Triple-A

    Rivera (wrist) will shift his rehab assignment from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

    Rivera played four games at Double-A, going 4-for-15 with a pair of walks. He'll likely start in multiple contests at Triple-A before the Royals presumably reevaluate him for a return from the 10-day injured list ahead of their weekend series in St. Louis. Once activated, Rivera will likely be limited to a backup role in the Kansas City infield, but he could also be optioned back to Omaha.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Begins rehab assignment

    Rivera (wrist) reported to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Rivera landed on the shelf at the end of June with a left wrist fracture, but he's nearly completed his rehab program. The 25-year-old should require a handful of games in the minors before being activated.

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  • Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Participates in fielding drills

    Rivera (wrist) participated in fielding drills ahead of Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Rivera still had a cast on his left wrist during Wednesday's drills, but he was still able to do some light throwing during pregame warmups. It's still not yet clear when he could return to game action as he continues to recover from a left hamate fracture that has kept him sidelined since June 30, but it's encouraging that he's still able to participate in activities while he's in a cast.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Age: 25
Bats/Throws: R, R