In a surprising twist this Saturday morning, Brodie Van Wagenen and the Mets have opted to release utility man T.J. Rivera. Rivera has had issues with his rehab since he got Tommy John Surgery in September 2017.
Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters that the reason for his release is between they can’t find any playing time for him, either on the MLB roster and even the AAA Syracuse Mets. Van Wagenen continued to say that the Mets will continue to provide Rivera a physical therapist in efforts to help T.J. return to MLB form.
Rivera spent two seasons with the Mets, the only organization he’s ever been with, the Bronx native played a total of 106 games and accumulated 319 at bats. Over those two seasons, Rivera bat .304/ .335/ .445/ .780 with 8 home runs, 17 doubles, 43 R.B.I.’s, and a 108 OPS+.
Once he’s healthy, Rivera should have absolutely no problems finding a job on a Major League roster.
Best of luck to you, T.J. 💪🏽