Former New York Mets catcher Rene Rivera will retire from Major League Baseball as he made the announcement through his Instagram page.
Rivera had two separate stints with the Mets, the first being in 2016 and 2017, then again in 2019 and 2020.
The “defense first” catcher would hit .226/.288/.366/.654 with 8 doubles, 15 home runs and 52 RBI’s in 418 total plate appearances in a Mets uniform.
Those numbers are right in line with his career numbers as the catcher has a .221/.273/.354/.627 slash line in 13 Major League seasons.
Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Seattle Mariners, Rivera made roughly $8,056,400 throughout his career.
In my opinion, Rivera seems to have the moxy to jump into coaching in his post Major League Baseball career, however, I have no idea if that’s in the cards.