The son of the Panamanian pitching legend, Mariano Rivera Jr., decided to step aside in his attempt to emulate his father as a major leaguer, and dissociated himself from the Potomac Nationals, a Class-A Fort branch of the Washington Nationals, a team that had selected him in the 2015 draft.
Rivera Jr., who had been chosen in the fourth round of the draft that year, tried to show that he has the same talent that made his father the most dominant closer in the Major Leagues, however, he decided to leave the team on Tuesday May 15, just a few days after being placed on the inactive list.
The 24-year-old player was in the Class-A Short season in 2015, he spent 2016 in the Class-A branch and in 2017 and part of this 2018 he played with the Class A-Advanced.
In that short carrier he had seven victories and six defeats, with a 4.62 ERA in 167 innings and two thirds of work.
Angels bring Jaime Barría down to Triple A
After pitching seven good innings against the Houston Astros, Panamanian pitcher Jaime Barría was sent to Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A branch of the team.
The decision is temporary, since the Angels will have a free date this week and do not require a sixth starter in the rotation, so instead they decided to call up reliever Eduardo Paredes.
He is expected to return to the rotation for next week.