Venezuelan professional baseball infielder Luis Jose Rengifo (born February 26, 1997) plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He debuted in the MLB in 2019.
In March 2014, Rengifo joined the Seattle Mariners as an unrestricted foreign free agent.
In 64 games, he batted.198 with one home run and 20 RBIs to make his professional debut with the Venezuelan Summer League Mariners that year.
He began 2017 with the Clinton LumberKings after spending 2015 with the Dominican Summer League Mariners, where he hit.336/.405/.465 with two home runs, 35 RBIs, and 19 stolen bases in 60 games. In 2016, he played with the Arizona League Mariners, where he hit.239 in 34 games.
After the 2018 season, the Angels added Rengifo to their 40-man roster. He rejoined Salt Lake at the start of 2019.
He was promoted to the major league roster on April 25 and made his big league debut that night. In 108 games, he hit.238 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs for the season.
Early in 2020, a deal to send Rengifo to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling almost happened.
Beginning the season as the Angels’ second baseman, Rengifo underperformed and was demoted. In 33 games, he had a final average of.156.
What Happened To Luis Rengifo?
On September 16, 2021, it was revealed that Rengifo had been accused of falsifying divorce papers and selling a property without his ex-permission wife by Venezuelan authorities.
According to reports, the occurrence took place in July 2019, and the documents were authorized in December 2020.