Rene Rivera
C NYM
1 month ago

Rivera went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and a walk Tuesday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera left the yard for the fourth time this year in the fourth inning to pull the Mets within one run in a losing effort. The part-time backstop has homered in two of his seven starts this month, and he's now slugging .356 in 92 at-bats on the season.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
1 month ago

Rivera, starting at catcher with Noah Syndergaard on the hill, went 3-for-4 and drove in the game-winning run Tuesday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera is known for his defense but his offense was the difference Tuesday. His single in the ninth scored Neil Walker to give the Mets the lead they didn't relinquish despite a stressful bottom of the frame. Rivera's hit helped make up for his throwing error following Syndergaard's wild pitch that allowed Willson Contreras to score the first run of the game. Manager Terry Collins spot uses Rivera, who sees most of his time when Syndergaard pitches or a day game following a night contest.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
2 months ago

Rivera is in the lineup and batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera will get the start to give Travis d'Arnaud the day off to rest. The 32-year-old is hitting just .188 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 21 games this season.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
2 months ago

Rivera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera will take a seat in favor of Kevin Plawecki for the second time in three games. Although he initially brought some offense to the position, Rivera is 7-for-31 with nine strikeouts at the dish since the start of the month.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
2 months ago

Rivera is in the lineup and batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera has been ice cold over the past four games, going 0-for-13 with three strikeouts. The 32-year-old will look to get it going in a matchup with Jeff Locke, who has struggled all season, posting a 5.38 ERA.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
3 months ago

Rivera is starting at catcher and batting eighth against Milwaukee on Saturday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera is getting the start behind the dish Saturday after riding the bench the last two games. He'll replace Kevin Plawecki, who's seen a dip in his production recently, recording four hits in his last 18 at bats. Rivera hasn't been much better, however, as he's failed to reach base the last nine times he's stepped up to bat.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
3 months ago

Rivera will start behind the plate Sunday against the Marlins and bat eighth in the order.

EDGE Analysis

It marks Rivera's fourth start in the last six games, and the veteran backstop seems to have surpassed the struggling Kevin Plawecki on the depth chart at the position. Neither Rivera nor Plawecki have been especially prolific with the bat throughout their respective careers, so the ceiling for both players remains limited no matter who ends up starting on a given day. Rivera might have the edge on the job battle for now, but he'll lose out on starts and could even be dropped from the 40-man roster once Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) returns from the DL.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
4 months ago

Rivera seems to be set as Noah Syndergaard's personal catcher, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets want to place a bigger emphasis on controlling the running game, so it appears they want to put the better defensive option behind the plate when their young fireballer is on the bump. This may raise Rivera's value a bit, seeing as he's now entrenched into the starting lineup at least every fifth day, but his .111 batting average makes him a less-than desirable option despite the increased role.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
4 months ago

Rivera is in the lineup batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

With a day game after a night game, Rivera replaces Kevin Plawecki behind the dish. Rivera is known for his defense but if he can produce a bit offensively, he could carve out additional playing, especially if that comes along with doing a solid job of throwing out basestealers.

Rene Rivera
C NYM
4 months ago

Rivera had his contract selected by the major league team Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

With Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) hitting the disabled list, Rivera will fill in as the backup catcher behind Kevin Plawecki. He's hit .280 through eight games at the Triple-A level this season and should see the occasional start behind the dish over the coming weeks.