Felipe Rivero, Relief Pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates
Date of Birth: 7/5/1991
Birthplace: San Felipe, Venezuela
Felipe Rivero, relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, first signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in July, 2008. He was primarily a starting pitcher in the Rays' minor league system from 2009 through 2013.
The Rays traded Rivero to the Washington Nationals in February, 2014. He pitched as a starting pitcher in the minors in 2014.
Rivero joined the Nationals as a relief pitcher in 2015. He finished the season with a 2.79 ERA and 43 strikeouts to 11 walks in 48.1 innings in 49 games.
The Nationals traded Rivero to the Pirates on July 30, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with 1 win and 6 losses, 1 save, 92 strikeouts to 33 walks, and a 4.09 ERA in 47 games with the Nationals and 28 games with the Pirates.
Career pitching statistics for Rivero through 2016 include:
- 124 games played
- 125.1 innings pitched
- 3-7 win-loss record
- 3 saves
- 135 strikeouts to 44 walks
- 3.59 ERA