Luis Rivas Luis Wilfredo Rivas (born August 30, 1979 in La Guaira, Vargas State, Venezuela) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who has played with the Minnesota Twins since the 2000 season. He bats and throws right-handed.
Rivas is known to be a free swinger hitter who will swing at almost any pitch often putting it in play. As a runner, he has good speed and is aggressive on the base paths.
Defensively, Rivas has soft hands, a great arm and good range. He turns the double play well and isn't afraid to get a little banged-up in the process. He also is competent going back on pop-ups.
From 2000-04, Rivas has posted a .262 batting average with 29 home runs and 165 RBI in 506 games.
As of 2006, Rivas is no longer playing baseball on the Major League level.