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  • White Sox's Sebastian Rivero: Joins minor-league camp

    Rivero was reassigned to minor-league camp by the White Sox on Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Rivero will head to the minors with Yasmani Grandal and Seby Zavala set to open the 2023 campaign as the club's two top options behind the dish. Rivero saw his first big-league action a year ago with the Royals, slashing .154/.214/.154 with an RBI and two runs scored in 17 games.

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  • White Sox's Sebastian Rivero: Catches on with White Sox

    Rivero signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Rivero, 24, follows new White Sox manager Pedro Grifol from the Royals. He's a glove-first catcher who has managed just a .433 OPS during his brief time in the big leagues.

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  • Sebastian Rivero: Let go by K.C.

    The Royals granted Rivero his unconditional release Wednesday.

    Kansas City will part ways with the 24-year-old catcher after he cleared waivers upon being designated for assignment last week. Rivero saw action in 17 games with the big club in 2022 and hit .154 over 26 at-bats.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: DFA'd by Kansas City

    Rivero was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday.

    Rivero was up in the majors for the final six weeks of the campaign but won't remain on the 40-man roster through the offseason. He appeared in 17 major-league games in 2022 and went 4-for-26 with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Called up as depth option

    Rivero was recalled from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday.

    With Vinnie Pasquantino (shoulder) landing on the injured list, it would seem that one of the Royals' top two catchers will be starting at designated hitter pretty regularly, so Rivero gives the team a true backup catcher for emergencies. Rivero hit .218/.294/.410 with five home runs in 42 games this year at Double-A.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Sent down Wednesday

    Rivero was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday.

    Rivero was called up by the Royals in early August but didn't appear in any games during his week with the major-league club. He'll head back to the minors after Brent Rooker was recalled from Triple-A Omaha.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Recalled by Kansas City

    Rivero was recalled from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Rivero was sent down in mid-July and hit .174 with a double, two runs, an RBI and four strikeouts over six Double-A games following his demotion. He'll rejoin the active roster as depth behind the plate after Cam Gallagher was traded to the Padres on Tuesday.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Heads back to minors

    The Royals optioned Rivero to Double-A Northwest Arkansas following Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

    Kansas City needed to open up space on the 26-man active roster with 10 players set to return from the restricted list in advance of the team's first game out of the All-Star break next weekend, so Rivero was a logical candidate to return to the minors. After his call-up Thursday when a wave of players were deactivated for the series in Toronto due to their vaccination statuses, Rivero started twice and appeared off the bench in the other two contests of the four-game slate, going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Sitting again Sunday

    Rivero is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Rivero started the first two games of the Royals' series in Toronto, going 0-for-4 at the dish between those contests. Freddy Fermin will get a second straight turn behind the plate Sunday, but both Fermin and Rivero are likely to return to the minors following the All-Star break. MJ Melendez and Cam Gallagher were placed on the restricted list for the four-game series in Toronto due to their vaccination statuses, but both catchers will be reinstated prior to the Royals' first game of the second half July 22 against the Rays.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Not starting Saturday

    Rivero isn't starting Saturday against the Blue Jays, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Rivero started the last two games and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Freddy Fermin is taking over behind the plate and batting ninth Saturday.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Called up, starts in series opener

    The Royals recalled Rivero from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Thursday. He'll start at catcher and bat ninth in the team's series opener in Toronto.

    Rivero and fellow catcher Freddy Fermin were summoned from the minors ahead of the four-game series in Toronto since the Royals will be without backstops MJ Melendez and Cam Gallagher, who were both placed on the restricted list due to their vaccination statuses and aren't eligible to cross the Canadian border. Though Fermin had been playing with the Royals' top affiliate in Omaha, it'll be Rivero who catches for starting pitcher Angel Zerpa in the series opener.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Sent down by Royals

    Rivero was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Saturday.

    The 23-year-old spent a week and a half with the major-league club after Salvador Perez (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list. However, Rivero appeared in just two games during his time on the big-league roster, and he went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts. He'll head back to Northwest Arkansas after Perez was activated Saturday.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Back with big-league club

    Rivero was recalled from Double-A Northwest Arkansas after Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    The 23-year-old was demoted Friday but will quickly rejoin the Royals since Salvador Perez landed on the injured list with a sprained left thumb. Rivero should operate as Kansas City's No. 2 catcher while MJ Melendez serves as the primary option with both Perez and Cam Gallagher (hamstring) out.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Returns to Double-A

    Rivero was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday.

    The 23-year-old was promoted to the big club Monday and went 0-for-1 with a walk during his lone appearance. Rivero has a .275/.346/.522 slash line with three home runs and 12 RBI through 18 games with Northwest Arkansas this season.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Rejoins big club

    The Royals recalled Rivero from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

    Rivero was optioned back to Omaha after serving as the 27th man for Sunday's doubleheader, but he'll be back one day later in advance of the Royals' series finale with the Orioles after Edward Olivares (quadriceps) was moved to the 10-day injured list. The addition of Rivero will give the Royals an extra body behind the plate while No. 2 catcher MJ Melendez likely picks up more work as a designated hitter with Olivares out of the mix for at least the next week and a half.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Returns to minors

    Rivero was returned to the minors following Sunday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

    Rivero provided additional depth as the 27th man during Sunday's twin bill, but he didn't appear in either game against Baltimore. He should head back to Double-A Northwest Arkansas now that he's been returned to the minors.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Called up for doubleheader

    The Royals called up Rivero from Double-A Northwest Arkansas ahead of Sunday's doubleheader with the Orioles.

    Kansas City appointed Rivero as the 27th man for the twin bill, so he'll presumably be headed back to the minors once the doubleheader concludes. He'll provide the Royals with some added insurance behind the dish Sunday, potentially allowing the top two catchers on the depth chart -- Salvador Perez and MJ Melendez -- to pick up work in the infield or at designated hitter.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Optioned to Triple-A

    Rivero was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    Rivero went 1-for-4 with a strikeout across five Cactus League appearances this spring, and he was unable to earn a major-league roster spot as a backup catcher. Cam Gallagher is in line to serve as the primary backup behind Salvador Perez to begin the regular season.

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  • Royals' Sebastian Rivero: Recalled by Royals

    Rivero was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    Rivero was sent down early last week, but he didn't appear in any minor-league games following his demotion. Since Salvador Perez has been serving as the designated hitter recently, the 22-year-old will provide additional depth behind the plate.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R