APPOINTED: Named Coaching Assistant of the Toronto Blue Jays on November 10, 2010...Named Third Base Coach on November 26, 2012.
PERSONAL: Luis Antonio Rivera... Graduated from Luis Munoz Iglesias in Puerto Rico inn 1981... Played Little League in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico... Signed by the Montreal Expos on Sept. 22, 1981.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Played parts of 11 seasons and 781 games in the Major Leagues from 1986-98 with Montreal, Boston, New York-NL, Houston & Kansas City... Recorded his finest big league season in 1992 with the Red Sox when he hit .258 (107-414) with 22-2B, 3-3B, 8HR & 40RBI in 129 games... He compiled a Major League career average of .233 (516-2215), with 28HR & 209RBI in 781 games... Played professionally for 18 seasons from 1981-98.
COACHING AND MANAGING CAREER: Spent six seasons from 2000-05 coaching and managing in the Cleveland Indians Player Development system... Managed the Kinston (A) Indians to a record of 76-64 (.543) in 2005, guiding the club to the finals of the Carolina League Championship Series... Managed Lake County (A) Captains in 2003-04, winning South Atlantic League Manager of the Year honours in 2003 after the Captains compiled a minor league-best record of 97-43 (.693)... In his three seasons as Manager at Kinston and Lake County his teams posted a record of 246-173 (.587) leading his teams to the playoffs in two of the three years... Was also a coach at Kinston for three seasons from 2000-02...Joined the Blue Jays organization after four seasons as the Cleveland Indians Infield and First Base Coach after being named to the post on November 3, 2005...Managed in his first season with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA) leading them to their first post-season birth since 2004 finishing 2nd in the Eastern Division...Lost in the first round of the playoffs to Trenton 3-0...Made his debut as a Blue Jays Coach in 2011 as a Coaching Assistant and spent two seasons in that capacity...Takes over as Third Base Coach for the 2013 season.