From BR Bullpen
Jonathan Wladimir Sivira Cordero first name also listed as Yonathan; last name also listed as Civira
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 165 lb.
Outfielder Jonathan Sivira spent five seasons in the minor leagues.
Sivira debuted as a pro with the 2002 VSL Cardinals, hitting .244 in 40 games. In 2003, he batted .310 and stole 16 bases in 56 games for the DSL Cardinals. His 6 triples were one behind league leader Hernan Iribarren.
Sivira came stateside with the 2004 Johnson City Cardinals, producing at a .292/.329/.453 rate. In 2005, he hit .253/.310/.342 with the New Jersey Cardinals. He split 2006 between the Swing of the Quad Cities (2 for 10, BB) and the State College Spikes (.214/.260/.289). With his production declining for three straight seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals let him go.
Sivira played for the Venezuelan national team in the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup, hitting .334/.353/.545. He scored a team-high 7 runs in 8 games, was third on Venezuela in average and second to Luis Landaeta in slugging. He tied for 6th in the event in runs and tied Carlos Valencia for 5th with 18 total bases. Venezuela won a spot in the 2009 Baseball World Cup and Sivira remained with them for that event.
Sivira helped Venezuela take home the Gold at the 2010 South American Games.