Saturday, July 31, 2010

2003 Fleer Tradition, Luis Rivas

#147 Luis Rivas

Here is a card that I got signed last season in Des Moines, Iowa. Luis was playing with the Iowa Cubs at the time and I was able to get this card signed by him in between games of a doubleheader.

Luis played in the Majors from 2000 to 2008. Most of that time was spent with the Twins, but he also played four games with the Indians and he spent a season in Pittsburgh. For his career, Luis hit .257 with 34 home runs and 201 RBI. In 2001, he was the Twins every day second baseman. That was the only season that he ever had more than 500 at-bats.

It appears that Luis is not playing affiliated ball this summer. So, that usually means one of three things- he retired, he is playing independent ball, or he is playing overseas.

Luis has a simple signature that is impossible to make out.

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