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RENE RIVERA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rivera blasts solo homer as Rays down Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gibson mixed in his slider and placed new emphasis on his changeup in striking out Rays slugger Evan Longoria three times and leadoff man John Jaso twice. The right-hander had just 107 strikeouts in 179 1-3 innings last season, his first...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Q&A: Catcher Rene Rivera

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- One by one, they arrive to redefine the Tampa Bay Rays. The past offseason included change upon change. It happened on the field. It happened in the front office. Right-hander Chris Archer joked that the Rays will need name tags in spring training. The team has a different feel. The change, though, presents opportunity. What does it mean for the new faces...
Via Fox Sports Florida
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Catcher Rene Rivera offers Rays hope at position of need

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Hope for a position that has flummoxed the Tampa Bay Rays in recent years comes in the form of a mild-mannered 31-year-old Puerto Rican, his back straight and chest out while standing near his stall at Charlotte Sports Park, this man a presence who doesn't promise the world but guarantees full effort. "You work hard for having this opportunity," catcher Rene...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays newcomer spotlight: Catcher Rene Rivera

Soon, winter will give way to spring. Soon, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin again as something new. Their offseason has been full of change. There have been the departures of executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon. There has been Matt Silverman's move from team president to president of baseball operations. There has been Kevin Cash's...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Of Course Rene Rivera Is Going to the Rays

Last month, not only did the Tampa Bay Rays cut Jose Molina, but, as Jeff detailed, no other Major League team was or has been interested in picking Molina up, even for the smallest of prices. As somebody who has always had their interests piqued by pitch-framing, this tiny morsel of a transaction nonetheless triggered […]
Via Fangraphs
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' 3 HRs beat Reds 6-1, split doubleheader

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rene Rivera hit the first of San Diego's three homers, and Tyson Ross allowed three hits in seven innings on Thursday night, leading the Padres to a 6-1 victory and a split of their doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds. Johnny Cueto pitched a three-hitter for his second shutout in the opener of the day-night doubleheader, a 5-0 victory. The Padres won their first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivera drives in career-high 5 runs, lifts Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rene Rivera remembers his last home run, three years ago next month at Oakland for the Minnesota Twins. His latest will certainly be memorable, too, and did plenty to give San Diego's inconsistent offense a boost. Rivera hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth to follow his two-run double for a career-high five RBIs, single handedly backing Tyson Ross in...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 3/10 to 3/16/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… After all of the #brown talk this am. I thought I should share my travel bag. pic.twitter.com/DEh27tA98V — Wayne Partello (@WaynePartello) March 14, 2014 Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. Out Of Options: Rene Rivera Projecting a Jedd Gyorko Contract Extension Framing the Padres catching debate Mad As A Hatter It...
Via Padres Public
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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