A Venezuelan professional baseball catcher with the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball, Sebastian Rivero was born in Caracas, Venezuela (MLB).
Rivero joined the Royals in 2013 as an international free agent after being released by the Chicago Cubs. Rivero joined the Royals as an international free agent on July 10, 2015.
He debuted with the DSL Royals in 2016 and played 38 games for the AZL Royals, batting.280 across the two organizations.
In 2017, he batted.265/.288/.381 with 4 home runs and 28 RBI for the Burlington Royals. In 2018, he hit.258/.301/.391 with 7 home runs and 34 RBI for the Lexington Legends.
In 94 games with the Wilmington Blue Rocks and Omaha Storm Chasers in 2019, he hit.216/.273/.280. The minor league season was cancelled in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, hence Rivero did not play in a game.
A 60-man roster spot was created for Rivero, although he didn’t play for the Kansas City Royals during the 2020 season.
Rivero was added to the Royals’ 40-man roster after the 2020 season to keep him from being taken in the Rule 5 draft the following year.
Rivero was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on May 3, 2021, marking his first appearance in the majors.
Rivero made his Major League Baseball debut as the starting catcher against the Chicago White Sox on May 8.
How Much Does Sebastian Rivero Make?
An average annual salary of $450,000 is earned by the Kansas City Royals professional baseball catcher, Sebastian Rivero