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Luis Antonio Rivera Pedraza

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

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Shortstop Luis Rivera was signed as a free agent for the Montreal Expos by scouts Frank Perez and Danny Menendez.

Nicknamed "Papa", Rivera played parts of eleven seasons in the majors. His finest year came with the Boston Red Sox in 1991, when he hit .258 with 8 homers and 40 RBIs as the team's primary shortstop.

After his playing career ended, he was a member of the Kinston Indians coaching staff from 2000 to 2002. After managing the Lake County Captains in 2003 and 2004 and Kinston in 2005, he joined the Cleveland Indians as first base coach in 2006.

In 2010, he became manager of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the Eastern League, and in 2011 joined the Toronto Blue Jays's major league staff as a coach.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2003 Lake County Captains South Atlantic League 97-43 1st/1st Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
2004 Lake County Captains South Atlantic League 73-66 4th/4th Cleveland Indians
2005 Kinston Indians Carolina League 76-64 1st/3rd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League 79-62 3rd Toronto Blue Jays Lost in 1st round

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