Emmanuel Rivera is 25 years old. He was born on June 29, 1996.
Emmanuel Miguel Rivera is a professional baseball player from Puerto Rico who plays third base for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.
Rivera was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th round (579th overall) of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft out of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. With the AZL Royals, he made his professional debut, appearing in 38 games.
Rivera had a .249/.317/.373 slash line in 58 games with the rookie-level Burlington Royals in 2016. He hit .310/.364/.468 with 12 home runs and 72 RBI for the Single-A Lexington Legends the following year.
Rivera batted .274/.326/.416 with 6 home runs and 63 RBI in 2018 after splitting the season between the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks and the AZL Royals.
Rivera had a .258/.297/.345 slash line with 7 home runs and 57 RBI in 131 games with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2019.
Because the minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Rivera did not play in any games in 2020.
To begin the 2021 season, he was assigned to the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers, where he batted .282/.337/.593 in 44 games, with a career-high 14 home runs and 40 RBI.
Rivera was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on June 28, 2021, when he was named to the 40-man roster.
That day, he made his Major League Baseball debut as the starting third baseman against the Boston Red Sox, and he also got his first professional hit, a single off Sox starter Garrett Richards.
On June 30, he was placed on the injured list due to a left hamate break.