(7/30/2008) Pittsburgh second baseman Luis Rivas had three hits, three RBI and finished a home run short of the cycle, as the Pirates rallied again to beat the Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday night. The Pirates, which fell behind 3-0 to Colorado on Monday before winning 8-4, came back from a 4-0 deficit in the third inning. Rivas, starting in place of injured second baseman Freddy Sanchez, led the rally. He had a RBI single in the third and added a two-run triple in the fifth against Colorado starter Glendon Rusch. "When Luis is called upon to start, he has had some big games," Pittsburgh manager John Russell said. "He did a great job tonight." Rivas, who also doubled in the first, came to bat in the seventh with a chance for the cycle. He hit into a force out and later scored, but admitted he was thinking about the feat.
Gomez, Rivas getting time at second
(7/29/2008) Recently recalled Brad Bixler could see playing time at second base in place of Freddy Sanchez, who was not in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game Tuesday because of back spasms. Sanchez was injured running the bases in the first inning Sunday and likely is out until Friday at the earliest. Chris Gomez was at second base Monday and Luis Rivas was set to make the start Tuesday.
Rivas gets a rare start at short
(7/25/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Jack Wilson got the night off Thursday against the Pirates, and IF Luis Rivas started in his place, going 1-for-4. It was Rivas' first start at shortstop since June 1.
Rivas collects fifth double Monday
(7/7/2008) Pirates 2B Luis Rivas had two hits, including his fifth double, and two runs in five at-bats Monday against the Astros. Rivas is 4-for-11 (.364) with one RBI in three July games.
Rivas strokes RBI single Wednesday
(6/18/2008) Pittsburgh 2B Luis Rivas hit a RBI single off White Sox SP Mark Buehrle in the eighth inning Wednesday and was just 1 of 2 Pirate players to record a RBI in a 8-2 loss. Rivas is 4-for-14 (.286) with three RBI in five June outings.
Rivas hits first career grand slam
(6/1/2008) Pirates INF Luis Rivas hit his third homer of the season and his first career grand slam Saturday as Pittsburgh spanked St. Louis 14-4.
Rivas pops a pair of homers Sunday
(5/25/2008) Pirates INF Luis Rivas had two solo home runs off Cubs SP Ted Lilly during Sunday's 5-4 win. Rivas had homered only 31 times in 1,967 at-bats, an average of one homer every 63 1/2 at-bats, until he went deep in the first and third innings. Cubs manager Lou Piniella argued briefly that Rivas' drive in the first hit the top of the wall and didn't go out, though TV replays appeared to show it striking concrete and bouncing back. Rivas finished 2-for-5 with one walk.
Rivas getting more at-bats
(5/15/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that INF Luis Rivas got his second start in three days at shortstop Wednesday as Brian Bixler, whose batting average has fallen to .169, got a rest. Rivas went 1-for-3 against St. Louis.
Rivas not doing much of anything
(4/22/2008) Pirates INF Luis Rivas has just one hit since April 7. He has nine hits in 47 at-bats (.191) this season.
Rivas, Bixler to fill in for Wilson
(4/6/2008) With SS Jack Wilson placed on the 15-day DL by the Pirates, backup infielders Luis Rivas and newly-called up Brian Bixler will likely split time filling in at the position, with Rivas getting the majority of starts initially.
Luis Rivas gets rare start
(4/4/2008) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that SS Jack Wilson will not play Friday at the Marlins because of a strained left calf. Luis Rivas will take his place in the starting lineup.
(3/21/2008) If Freddy Sanchez (finger) isn't ready to begin the season, non-roster infielder Luis Rivas not only might make the opening day roster but may start at second. Rivas is hitting .317 and has impressed manager John Russell with his ability to play second, shortstop and third.
Rivas making strong impression
(3/6/2008) According to The Sports Xchange:Luis Rivas, who was Minnesota's starting second baseman from 2001-04, is resurrecting his career this spring with Pittsburgh by making a strong bid for a utility infielder's job. Rivas is 6-for-13 (.462) with one double and one triple.
(11/6/2007) The Indians outrighted infielder Luis Rivas to the minor leagues. He refused the assignment and elected to become a free agent.
Luis Rivas homers, triples
(9/27/2007) Luis Rivas homered and tripled in the third inning at Seattle Wednesday, as the Indians sent 13 batters to the plate, all of which either scored or drove in a run in the inning. "He got us going early with the big home run, then had another big hit and made a couple of nice defensive plays," manager Eric Wedge said of Rivas. "He had a fantastic game."
Rivas has contract purchased
(9/1/2007) Pitcher Cliff Lee was one of four players added to the Cleveland Indians roster from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. Pitcher Mike Koplove and outfielder Ben Francisco also were recalled, while the contract of infielder Luis Rivas was purchased.
Luis Rivas, Luna lose out
(3/31/2007) INF Mike Rouse won the competition for the utility infielder spot on the roster. Rouse beat out INF Luis Rivas and INF Hector Luna. "The priority for us there was the ability to play consistent defense at second base and shortstop, and Rouse did that," said general manager Mark Shapiro. "From day one of camp he has distanced himself from everyone else (in the competition for that spot on the roster). He's also a left-handed hitter, which complements our middle infielders, who are right-handed hitters. We just felt he was a good fit for our ballclub, and he's had a great camp on top of it."
Indians cut four from roster
(3/28/2007) The Indians optioned OF Shin-Soo Choo, OF Ben Francisco and LHP Juan Lara to Triple-A Buffalo and reassigned 2B Luis Rivas to minor-league camp.
Rivas working hard for roster spot
(3/11/2007) Inddians INF Luis Rivas appears to be the early leader in the competition for the one spot on the opening day roster as a utility infielder. Rivas is competing with INF Hector Luna, INF Joe Inglett and INF Mike Rouse for the job. Manager Eric Wedge acknowledged that Rivas is off to a good start in camp, but emphasized that the competition is still wide open. "It's too early to say any one of them is ahead of the others," he said. "Out of fairness to everyone I'd want to wait on that. But we are starting to get into it now, and we'll have more of a chance to see all of them." Rivas is hitting .316 through seven spring games.
Rivas making an impact
(3/8/2007) Luis Rivas, one of the contenders for the Indians utility infielder job, had three hits, including two doubles Wednesday against the Devil Rays. He also drove in a run. "He's really doing a good job," manager Eric Wedge said in the Beacon Journal. "He's done pretty good defensively, and he's done some things situationally." Rivas played second base against the Devil Rays; he also must be solid at short to win the job. In the exhibition season, he is 5-for-14 with three doubles.
(2/22/2007) 1B Ryan Garko's fate will depend on whether the Indians have to keep a second utility infielder. The Indians would like to see Hector Luna (abdominal) show he can play shortstop. If that doesn't happen, Joe Inglett, Luis Rivas and Mike Rouse would have a chance to make the club.
Indians give Rivas minor deal
(1/3/2007) The Indians agreed to minor league contracts with free agent infielders Luis Rivas and Keith Ginter and invited them to their spring training camp. Rivas hasn't played in the majors since 2005, when he hit .257 before becoming a free agent. He had his best season as a rookie in 2001, batting .266 with seven homers, 47 RBI and 31 steals in 153 games.
Devil Rays assign Rivas to minors
(4/1/2006) The Devil Rays optioned RHP Chad Orvella to Triple-A Durham, released LHP Mark Malaska, outrighted RHP Chad Harville to Triple-A Durham and reassigned RHP Justin Miller, RHP Al Reyes, C Mike Rose and 2B Luis Rivas to minor league camp.
Rivas out four to six weeks
(3/6/2006) MLB.com reports Luis Rivas suffered a fracture of the right index knuckle and is expected to miss four to six weeks. As a result, the battle for the Rays' reseeve infield spot is between Nick Green, Luis Ordaz and Fernando Cortez. "That's a fair statement," manager Joe Maddon said.
Rivas competiting for reserve role
(2/20/2006) Nick Green will try to hold off newcomer Luis Rivas for the job as the Devil Rays utility infielder.
Rays give Rivas a minor deal
(1/19/2006) Tampa Bay agreed to a to a minor-league contract with infielder Luis Rivas.
2B bust Rivas, Twins part ways
(10/12/2005) The Twins sent second baseman Luis Rivas, outfielder Michael Ryan and utility man Brent Abernathy outright to Rochester. The club is parting ways with Rivas -- a huge big disappointment. After he batted .266 with 31 stolen bases in 563 at-bats while playing well in the field as a rookie in 2001, Rivas never got better and lost his job to Nick Punto this spring.
Luis Rivas back with Twins
(9/8/2005) The Minnesota Twins recalled C Chris Heintz, RHP Travis Bowyer, INF Luis Rodriguez and INF Luis Rivas from Triple-A Rochester. They also sent INF Augie Ojeda outright to Triple-A Rochester.
Rivas optioned to Triple-A
(7/17/2005) The Twins optioned Luis Rivas to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday to make room for Michael Cuddyer (hand).
Rivas returns from neck injury
(6/29/2005) Luis Rivas (neck) returned to the lineup Wednesday, going 1-for-4. He was the starting shortstop and might fill that position for the Twins for the forseeable future. His throwing error Wednesday, though, will not help his cause.
Luis Rivas remains sidelined
(6/28/2005) Rivas (neck) was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Tuesday against the Royals.
Rivas has sore lower back
(6/28/2005) Luis Rivas was out of the lineup for Monday's game against Kansas City due to soreness in his lower back.
Rivas to be Twins utilityman?
(6/21/2005) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Twins liked what they saw from Luis Rivas as an emergency replacement at shortstop on Sunday. "We thought Luis was setting up better as a shortstop," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We thought he was moving better. It looks like he's a little more ready on that side."
Rivas gets start at shortstop
(6/19/2005) Luis Rivas made his first start at shortstop in Sunday's game against San Diego.
Twins activate Rivas from DL
(6/17/2005) The Twins activated second baseman Luis Rivas (back) from the 15-day disabled list Friday.
Rivas set for rehab on Friday
(6/16/2005) Luis Rivas (oblique) will start a rehab assignment on Friday.
Rivas to start rehab stint
(6/15/2005) Luis Rivas, on the 15-day DL since June 1 with a left oblique strain, took batting practice and manager Ron Gardenhire said he would probably start a rehab assignment in the minor leagues this weekend.
Rivas on schedule for return
(6/9/2005) Luis Rivas, on the 15-day DL since June 1 with a left oblique strain, is having good workouts and should be back when eligible.
Twins will do without 2B Rivas
(6/6/2005) Twins second baseman Luis Rivas will miss most of June, perhaps, with back problems.
Rivas placed on the shelf
(6/1/2005) Luis Rivas (back) was placed on the 15-day DL Tuesday.
Rivas demoted to the bench
(5/10/2005) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Nick Punto has officially replaced Luis Rivas as the starting second baseman. Manager Ron Gardenhire didn't want to make a big announcement, but he confirmed the decision before Monday's game against Baltimore. "Right now, Punto's playing second base and he's playing very well," Gardenhire said. "It's not like a platoon there. I'm going to play him, and mix in Luis whenever I possibly can, just like I have the other guys."
Luis Rivas in hitting tailspin
(5/2/2005) Rivas went 0-for-2 Sunday against the Angels and dropped his average to .186.
Rivas in the ninth spot
(4/5/2005) Luis Rivas was 1-for-3 in Monday's regular season opener at Seattle.
Rivas might lose time to Punto
(3/24/2005) Luis Rivas, who is hitting a downright embarrassing .125 this spring, will likely see his playing time cut by converted shortstop Nick Punto (0-for-8), who has all but lost his battle with Jason Bartlett (.389). "I've had conversations with (Punto)," manager Ron Gardenhire told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I said, 'If you're not starting at shortstop, why couldn't you be starting at second base?' You just play. We are going to put the best team out there that helps us win games."
Twins might move Rivas to short
(11/17/2004) With Cristian Guzman's free-agent departure to Washington, the Twins are in the search of a shortstop. "We've got about four or five in-house candidates," Twins GM Ryan told the Star Tribune. "And we will look outside. We've got Jason Bartlett; we've got Nick Punto; we've got Augie Ojeda. We've got Luis Rivas, if he decides he wants to show some interest. Then there's the free-agent market."
(10/4/2004) The Twins decided Sunday to keep Luis Rivas on the roster for the American League Division Series, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He [Rivas] can come off the bench as a late-inning defensive sub," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He can steal a base and catch the ball for you. And he can turn the double play."
Rivas starts Saturday
(10/2/2004) Luis Rivas (elbow) was able to start against Cleveland Saturday.
Rivas won't start in ALDS
(10/1/2004) Luis Rivas' elbow injury means he won't serve as the Twins' starter at second base in the American League Division Series, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He could return to action this weekend, but the team feels that's not enough time for him to get back to full strength in time for the first round.
Rivas reports improvement Tuesday
(9/29/2004) Luis Rivas told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he felt better on Tuesday after having a cortisone shot in his right elbow on Sunday. He could return to action soon.
Luis Rivas gets cortisone shot
(9/27/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Rivas received a cortisone shot in his right elbow Sunday to stop lingering pain. "There's some bone chips in there, and he may have to have surgery after the season," said manager Ron Gardenhire.
Rivas in starting lineup
(9/19/2004) Luis Rivas (toes) returned to the starting lineup Sunday against Baltimore. He has not played since Sept. 1.
Luis Rivas still out
(9/18/2004) Rivas (toes) was unable to play against Baltimore on both Friday and Saturday.
Luis Rivas still healing
(9/16/2004) Rivas (toes) was unable to play against the White Sox Wednesday.
Rivas plans Thursday return
(9/15/2004) Luis Rivas (toenail removal) ran before Tuesday's game and told the Twins' medical staff that he should be available to play by Thursday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Rivas remains sidelined
(9/14/2004) Luis Rivas (toes) was not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game.
Rivas to work out with team
(9/14/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Luis Rivas (toenails) will work out with the team Tuesday.
Rivas unable to play
(9/12/2004) Luis Rivas (big toes) remained out of the starting lineup Saturday and Sunday against the Tigers.
Rivas doesn't travel with team
(9/6/2004) Luis Rivas (minor surgery on both big toes) will not accompany the Twins to Baltimore for their three-game series, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He will remain in Minnesota for more treatment, and might join the team in Detroit this weekend if he shows improvement.
Rivas could be out one week
(9/4/2004) Luis Rivas had the toenails from both big toes removed Friday.
Rivas unable to play Thursday
(9/2/2004) Luis Rivas did not start Thursday's game due to a sore left big toe.
Rivas hitting well since return
(7/14/2004) Luis Rivas is batting .318 (29-for-88) since being activated from the 15-day disabled list on June 9. He has raised his average 41 points in this hot stretch. He is 7-for-7 in stolen bases this year, as well.
Rivas remains red-hot
(6/20/2004) Luis Rivas was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's game at Milwaukee.
Rivas has big night
(6/13/2004) Luis Rivas went 3-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base on Saturday against the Phillies. He had two runs and two RBI as well.
Rivas activated from 15-day DL
(6/8/2004) Luis Rivas (groin) was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.
Rivas begins rehab assignment
(6/6/2004) Luis Rivas (groin) was 1-for-6 on Saturday in his first game of a rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester.
Rivas starts rehab stint
(6/5/2004) The Twins sent Luis Rivas (groin) to Triple-A Rochester for a rehab assignment on Saturday. He hopes to rejoin the Twins next Tuesday.
Rivas could begin rehab soon
(6/2/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Luis Rivas (groin) took ground balls and swung off a tee Tuesday.
Rivas might get rehab assignment
(6/1/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Luis Rivas (groin) could be asked to go on a rehabilitation assignment in the minors.
Rivas goes on DL
(5/23/2004) The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Luis Rivas (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
Luis Rivas out Saturday
(5/22/2004) Rivas (groin) was unable to play against the White Sox Saturday.
(5/22/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Luis Rivas (groin) will likely go on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday when the team brings back Nick Punto (right oblique muscle).
Rivas out Friday
(5/22/2004) Luis Rivas (groin) was unable to play against the White Sox Friday.
Rivas out of the lineup again
(5/20/2004) Luis Rivas (groin) missed his second straight game on Thursday against the White Sox.
Rivas sits out on Wednesday
(5/19/2004) Luis Rivas missed Wednesday's game due to a sore groin.
Rivas takes a breather
(5/8/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Luis Rivas took the day off while Michael Cuddyer started at second base against Oakland Friday. The team needed an offensive boost and hoped to get it from Cuddyer.
Rivas sits for Twins
(4/29/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Luis Rivas was benched in favor of Nick Punto against Toronto Wednesday. "We're going to give him a little break mentally," said manager Ron Gardenhire. "We're going to mix them up and try to find what works and who's playing good."
Rivas to drop in order
(4/27/2004) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Luis Rivas will drop from the No. 2 spot in the lineup to the bottom of the order, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Doug Mientkiewicz will bat in the second spot.
Rivas hitless again Monday
(4/26/2004) Luis Rivas was hitless for the fifth consecutive game on Monday, finishing 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
Rivas dropping in order
(4/26/2004) The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Ron Gardenhire plans to drop Luis Rivas from the second spot to the bottom of the batting order.
Twins re-sign Rivas
(12/20/2003) Luis Rivas came to terms with Minnesota Friday on a one-year deal.
Luis Rivas returns to lineup
(9/18/2003) Rivas (back) was back in the lineup for the Twins against the White Sox on Wednesday. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI, stolen base and a run scored.
Luis Rivas sidelined again
(9/16/2003) Rivas was not in the lineup on Tuesday so he could rest his sore back.
Rivas back in the lineup
(9/11/2003) Luis Rivas (back) returned to the lineup on Wednesday. He was 0-for-5.
Luis Rivas remains sidelined
(9/9/2003) Rivas remains sidelined due to a back strain. He was able to take batting practice on Tuesday.
Rivas unable to play Monday
(9/9/2003) Luis Rivas (back) missed his second consecutive game on Monday.
Rivas scratched from lineup
(9/7/2003) Luis Rivas was scratched from Sunday's lineup after reporting back pain during warmups.
Twins' Rivas back in action
(8/5/2003) Luis Rivas (ankle) returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Luis Rivas sits out Monday
(8/5/2003) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Rivas missed Monday's game in Baltimore with a sore left ankle he suffered a day earlier. "It's on the inside of the ankle," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It's really sore. There's not a lot of swelling. Maybe he just jammed it. We'll see (Tuesday)."
Minnesota gets Luis Rivas back
(5/9/2003) Rivas (stomach) returned to the lineup on Thursday. He was 0-for-4.
Tests on Rivas come back negative
(5/8/2003) Blood tests on Luis Rivas on Wednesday came proved negative, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Twins hope that means he only needs time to recover from an apparent virus. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated he was considering demoting Rivas, but might not do so now that the illness has been identified as the likely cause of the second baseman's struggles.
Rivas to see a doctor in Tampa
(5/7/2003) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Luis Rivas (illness) is scheduled to see a doctor in Tampa. "He's not feeling good," Gardenhire said. "He just looks real lethargic. He said (Monday) he felt dizzy. He's been sick for a few days, and he's trying to play through it."
Rivas out with a stomach virus
(5/6/2003) Luis Rivas missed Tuesday's game due to a stomach virus, according to the team's official website.
Minnesota gets Luis Rivas back
(4/30/2003) Rivas (hamstring) was back in the lineup on Tuesday night. He was 0-for-3.
Rivas says he's ready to play
(4/28/2003) Luis Rivas (hamstring) told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he is ready to return to the lineup. However, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that his status will be re-evaluated prior to Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.
Rivas misses Sunday's game
(4/27/2003) Luis Rivas (hamstring) was not in the lineup on Sunday.
(4/26/2003) Luis Rivas was scratched from the lineup on Saturday due to tightness in his right hamstring.
Rivas endures lengthy hitting slump
(4/22/2003) Following an 8-for-16 performance April 11-15, Luis Rivas has gone just 2-for-16 in his last five games to drop his batting average to .222. Throw away that four-game hot spell and the second baseman has just four hits in 38 at-bats on the season, a .105 average.
(7/25/2002) Rivas (flu-like symptoms) returned to action on Wednesday, going hitless in four at-bats. Fantasy owners in daily leagues can put Rivas back into their starting lineup.
(7/24/2002) Rivas (flu-like symptoms) missed Tuesday's game against Chicago. Rivas, who was replaced at second base by Denny Hocking, remains day to day.
(7/23/2002) Rivas was a late scratch for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox due to flu-like symptoms. Rivas, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Denny Hocking, is day to day.
(6/5/2002) Rivas was activated off the 15-day disabled list and started in Tuesday's game against Cleveland. He went 4-for-6 with five runs scored and five RBI in the game, and is worth starting in daily AL-only leagues.
(6/3/2002) Rivas, who is on the 15-day disabled list, left a minor-league game on Friday with some discomfort in the area around his wrist. The Twins initially expressed concern that Rivas would not be ready to join the club by Tuesday, but the setback wasn't considered serious enough to delay his return.
(6/1/2002) Rivas, on a minor-league rehab assignment for a broken wrist suffered April 3, might return early next week. Consider using him in your active roster if you are desperate for help at second base.
(5/29/2002) Rivas went 0-for-4 in his first minor-league rehab assignment game Tuesday. He has been sidelined since the second game of the season because of a wrist fracture but the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reports that he will likely return to the Twins' starting lineup on June 4. Be sure to monitor his status before putting Rivas back into your starting lineup.
(5/28/2002) According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune, Rivas will begin a rehab stint on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he could return to the big club in time to play this weekend. Be sure to monitor his status before putting Rivas back into your starting lineup.
(5/20/2002) Rivas, who is on the disabled list with a fractured forearm, took live batting practice off a minor-league pitcher for the second consecutive day during the weekend. According to the Pioneer Press, Rivas might begin a rehabilitation assignment by midweek.
(5/13/2002) Rivas, who is still on the 15-day disabled list due to a hairline fracture near his left wrist, swung a bat lightly over the weekend for the first time since suffering the injury. Barring any setbacks, Rivas might return to the team at the end of May.
(5/9/2002) Rivas, who is on the 15-day DL with a fracture near his left wrist, will go to Florida next week to continue his rehab. His return to the team is still unclear.
(5/1/2002) According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune, Rivas will miss at least another two weeks of action. An X-ray taken Tuesday confirmed that the fracture near Rivas' wrist is healing, but not as fast as the club had hoped. He will be examined by a specialist on Thursday, and there is no indication of when he'll go on a minor league assignment.
(4/30/2002) Rivas, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury, might go on a rehab assignment at the club's extended spring training site in Florida. He has regained a much better range of motion in the wrist, but his return date is still unclear.
(4/23/2002) According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune, Rivas will miss at least another two weeks because of a hairline fracture in his left wrist. He will continue to rehab in Minnesota.
(4/14/2002) Rivas has a broken left wrist and will likely miss two to four more weeks. Rivas hasn't played since being hit by a pitch from Kansas City's Dan Reichert on April 3
(4/12/2002) According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Rivas is getting closer to participating in pregame workouts. He is currenty on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised forearm, and is on schedule to return Apr. 19.
(4/11/2002) According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Rivas had a second set of X-rays on his bruised left forearm on Wednesday. The results were negative, so Rivas should be available to return when eligible on Apr. 19. Continue to reserve Rivas until he is activated.
(4/7/2002) The Twins placed Rivas on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a left forearm contusion. He will be replaced by Jay Canizaro and Warren Morris while he is sidelined, which will be until at least the middle of next week. Keep Rivas reserved for now.
(4/5/2002) Ron Gardenhire told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he is not sure when Rivas will be ready to return from a forearm injury. He is still very sore, and may miss as much as a week. Jay Canizaro and Warren Morris will see playing time while he is out.
(4/3/2002) Rivas left Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning after being hit in the forearm by a pitch. He was taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which were negative. He has been diagnosed with a badly bruised forearm and will miss up to one week. Manager Ron Gardenhire used Jay Canizaro to replace Rivas, but Warren Morris could see some playing time at second base as well.
(4/26/2001) Twins phenom Luis Rivas is playing good defense but he may be a liability to a Fantasy team right now with his hitting. He is batting .219 so far with two homers and seven RBI. Keep him in your lineup if you are in an AL-only league. Rivas is struggling right now but he will have plenty of time to turn things around.
(3/21/2001) Rivas, out since March 2 because of an abdominal muscle strain made his debut in spring training Tuesday and went 0-for-3. He is still expected to be the opening day starter for the Twins despite missing most of spring training. His stats won't be spectacular but he will be a solid reserve infielder for a Fantasy squad.
(3/20/2001) Rivas, who has been sidelined since Mar. 2 with an abdominal strain, took batting practice, fielded ground balls and ran some springs on Monday. He is ready to start playing in a few minor-league games, in which he will bat leadoff, and then he'll return to the Twins' lineup. Rivas is still expected to open the season as the starting second baseman in Minnesota, and chances are this injury will drive his price down on draft day. If you can get him dirt cheap, he could be a nice little sleeper pick for your Fantasy team.
(3/19/2001) Rivas has started to take batting practice as he returns from an abdominal muscle strain. He might return to the lineup this week. Don't monitor him too closely, because the inexperienced Rivas may not be worth a spot on your roster just yet.
(3/13/2001) Rivas could be back in action in four to five days. He has been sidelined because of an abdominal muscle strain in his left side but hit off the batting tee and did drills Monday. He is projected to be the opening day starter at second base but has not proven himself at the major league level yet. Don't expect him to be too useful in a Fantasy league.
(3/8/2001) Rivas, who has been on the mend from an abdomen injury, has started to hit off a tee. He is not expected to return to action until next week.