Emmanuel Miguel Rivera (born June 29, 1996) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Puerto Rico (MLB).
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 RBIs in 2018 after splitting the season between the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks and the AL Royals.
Rivera spent the 2019 season with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, hitting.258/.297/.345 with seven home runs and 57 RBI in 131 games.
Rivera did not play in a game in 2020 since the minor league season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
On June 28, 2021, Rivera was promoted to the main leagues for the first time. That day, he started at third base against the Boston Red Sox and got his first professional hit, a single off Sox starter Garrett Richards. On June 30, he was hurt with a left hamate break.
How Much Does Emmanuel Rivera Make?
An $0 signing bonus is included in Emmanuel Rivera’s annual salary of $570,500.