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Rivera Holding His Own

Rivera is batting .310 in July so far

ST. LUCIE, FL - St. Lucie shortstop T.J. Rivera doesn't have any particular skill that will take your breath away. However, he makes plays and does the little things that managers and coaches certainly appreciate. He is fundamentally sound, and noticeably works hard every day. That work ethic has gotten him to where he is today.

T.J. Rivera gave insight into his own preparation that has helped him get to this stage of his baseball career. "I like to think positive with my mental approach," he said. "I just try to have good thoughts before games, thoughts about getting hits, and just not be nervous about the situation. "Physically, I‘ll work with the hitting coach and keep my body loose. I keep a nice little...

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