Active as a backup catcher for 13 seasons, announced retirement… “Thank you for being a better person”
Rene Rivera,슬롯사이트 who stayed in the major leagues for 13 seasons as a backup catcher, announced his retirement.
Rivera said on her personal SNS on the 18th (Korean time), “I am grateful that God allowed me to do this job. And on this day, I want to announce that I am retiring.”
He first stepped on the big league stage in 2004, and worked as a backup catcher while going through a total of 11 teams. In the 2014 and 2015 seasons, he also wore the starting catcher’s mask.
Rivera had a career batting average of 0.221, 43 homers, 176 RBIs, and 120 runs, an OPS of 0.627. His batting stats weren’t that good, but both DRS and framing index were positive.
His last big league appearance was in the 2021 season with the Washington Nationals, where he had a .214 batting average and was released from the team. He later played in an independent league, but never returned to the major leagues and announced his retirement.
Rivera said: “First I want to thank all the team, teammates, front desk and fans. I am very grateful to the Seattle Mariners for first designating me to make my dream come true. I am grateful that I can become a better person.”
Lastly, “I also express my gratitude to the many people who have inspired me. I am ready for the next part of my career. I hope you will watch over me,” he concluded.