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  • Cardinals' Alfonso Rivas: Outrighted to Triple-A

    The Cardinals outrighted Rivas to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday after he cleared waivers.

    While no longer on St. Louis' 40-man roster, Rivas will remain in the organization as depth. The 27-year-old is sporting just a .246/.364/.323 batting line with zero home runs this season at Memphis.

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  • Cardinals' Alfonso Rivas: Exits 40-man roster

    Rivas was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Monday.

    The transaction frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Ryan Loutos. Rivas, 27, has slashed just .246/.364/.323 with zero home runs this season at Memphis.

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  • Cardinals' Alfonso Rivas: Sent to minors

    The Cardinals optioned Rivas to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.

    Rivas only managed seven hits in 36 at-bats during his first spring with the Cards while driving in three RBI and scoring six runs. The 27-year-old also only carried a .229 batting average across 48 major-league games last season, but his average jumped up to .332 over 58 games in Triple-A.

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  • Cardinals' Alfonso Rivas: Hitting poorly in spring

    Rivas has gone 3-for-26 (.115) over 15 Grapefruit League games.

    Rivas' hold on a 40-man roster spot is tenuous at best after being waived by three teams in the offseason. He's stuck around with the Cardinals for a while, but his poor hitting in the spring has left him with little chance of leapfrogging Alec Burleson for a spot as a backup first baseman/outfielder. Rivas hit a poor .229 with a .725 OPS over 48 games between the Pirates and the Padres last season.

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  • Cardinals' Alfonso Rivas: Scooped up by St. Louis

    The Cardinals claimed Rivas off waivers from the Angels on Monday.

    Even though spring training games are still about three weeks away, Rivas has already been well traveled this offseason. After being booted off the Pirates' 40-man roster shortly following the regular season, Rivas has been claimed and waived by both the Guardians and Angels before catching on with St. Louis on Monday. The Cardinals cleared room on the 40-man roster for Rivas by designating outfielder Moises Gomez for assignment, but the 27-year-old first baseman could be at risk of being cut once again if St. Louis needs to open up another roster spot at any point in the near future. Even though he was frequently shielded against left-handed pitching this past season, the lefty-hitting Rivas still finished with an unremarkable .229/.303/.422 slash line over 123 big-league plate appearances between the Padres and Pirates.

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  • Angels' Alfonso Rivas: Exits 40-man roster

    Rivas was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    The Halos needed to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Robert Stephenson. Rivas was claimed off waivers a month ago by the Angels and will now go through the waiver process again. The 27-year-old has slashed .243/.324/.349 over parts of three big-league seasons.

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  • Angels' Alfonso Rivas: Claimed by Halos

    The Angels claimed Rivas off waivers from Cleveland on Friday.

    Rivas will switch teams for the second time this winter after being claimed and later DFA'd by the Guardians earlier in the offseason. The 27-year-old Rivas will compete with Nolan Schanuel for reps at first base during spring training after slashing .229/.303/.422 with 15 RBI across 123 plate appearances last season.

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  • Guardians' Alfonso Rivas: DFA'd by Cleveland

    The Guardians designated Rivas for assignment Friday.

    Rivas was pushed off the 40-man roster in order to clear room for Austin Hedges, who officially signed with the Guardians on Friday. Rivas slashed .229/.303/.422 across 123 plate appearances with the Pirates and Padres last season, and he could potentially attract interest on the waiver wire from teams looking for depth at first base.

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  • Guardians' Alfonso Rivas: Claimed by Guardians

    The Guardians claimed Rivas off waivers from Pittsburgh on Thursday.

    Rivas slashed .229/.303/.422 across 123 major-league plate appearances in 2023. He likely won't get the majority of reps at first base with Josh Naylor already in Cleveland, but Rivas could certainly contend for a spot on the bench next season.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Logs five RBI in comeback victory

    Rivas went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and five RBI in a 13-12 win over the Reds on Saturday.

    After the Pirates fell behind 9-0 through three frames, Rivas put Pittsburgh on the board with an RBI single in the fourth. He then came through with two clutch hits later in the contest, clearing the bases and tying the score with a three-run double in the seventh and adding an RBI single in the eighth. The five RBI were one more than Rivas had collected in his previous 29 games combined coming into Saturday. This was also his first multi-hit game since Aug. 28.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: On bench versus lefty

    Rivas remains out of the lineup Friday versus the Reds.

    Rivas sat against a righty Thursday and will remain on the bench to begin Friday's game with left-hander Andrew Abbott set to take the mound for Cincinnati. The left-handed-hitting Rivas has gone 3-for-18 (.167) with five strikeouts this year against southpaws.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Not starting Thursday

    Rivas isn't in the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Rivas will sit out Thursday after going 3-for-14 with a homer and two RBI across his last five games. Jared Triolo will instead start at first base while batting sixth.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Takes seat versus lefty

    Rivas is absent from the lineup Wednesday versus the Cubs.

    Connor Joe will start at first base and bat cleanup with left-hander Justin Steele toeing the slab for Chicago. Rivas has batted .167 with a .445 OPS in only 19 major-league plate appearances against lefties this year.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: On bench vs. lefty

    Rivas is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Yankees, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Rivas has a .721 OPS through 13 games in September and will head to the bench Sunday with southpaw Carlos Rodon pitching for New York. Jared Triolo will take over at first base and bat seventh.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Sitting against southpaw

    Rivas is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.

    Though he'll hit the bench Monday against southpaw Patrick Corbin, the lefty-hitting Rivas may have recaptured a strong-side platoon role at first base. He started in each of the Pirates' last three matchups with right-handers, going 1-for-8 with a walk and a stolen base.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Sits against lefty Sunday

    Rivas is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Rivas will take a seat for the second day in a row while the Pirates oppose another lefty (Zack Thompson) in the series finale. The righty-hitting Connor Joe will spell the lefty-hitting Rivas at first base.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Splitting time at first base

    Rivas went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on Monday against the Royals.

    Rivas has split starts at first base with Connor Joe evenly across the last 12 games. He's struggled to collect hits consistently since joining the Pirates on Aug. 3 by going 11-for-53, though seven of his 11 knocks have gone for extra bases. Monday, Rivas had one of his more productive games in the last month, which was highlighted by an RBI double in the eighth frame.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Sitting versus lefty

    Rivas isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    With left-hander Jordan Wicks making his MLB debut Saturday, the lefty-hitting Rivas will take a seat to begin the game. Connor Joe will fill in at first base and bat fourth while Josh Palacios starts in right field.

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  • Pirates' Alfonso Rivas: Idle against lefty

    Rivas is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    The lefty-hitting Rivas will give way to platoon mate Connor Joe at first base while southpaw Zack Thompson toes the rubber for St. Louis. Since being acquired from the Padres on Aug. 1, Rivas has struggled to a .186/.308/.395 batting line thus far during his time in Pittsburgh.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Chula Vista, CA
Age: 27
School: Arizona
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L