Mets Season in Review: T.J. Rivera
Contract status and trade rumors
It was announced earlier Wednesday that Rivera will be playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, which kicks off on March 6 in South Korea. Rivera will get some extra at-bats in a competition format to help prepare him for a more expanded role next season with the Mets.
His major league service time just started and Rivera has shown himself to be a polished player. It’s been a case of better late than never for Rivera, who will play his first full season in the big leagues at age 28.
It’s really a story that you can’t help but root for: Rivera has been under the radar for most of his entire career, yet continues to produce at a high level.
Will he always be a .300-plus hitter? That part remains to be seen, but fans will no doubt get the same work ethic from Rivera that brought him to this point.