Lino Rivera returns as manager of the Bulls

The historic figure of Lino Rivera will be back to direct the Toros del Este for the 2023-24 season, announced Jesús Mejía, general manager of the club.

Rivera, twice Manager of the Year in LIDOM including in the 2019-20 season with the Bulls, will lead the Romanense team for the fourth season. His mark with the Bulls is 64-52 (.552) in the Regular Series and 84-65 (.564) including the postseason. Lino owns the best managerial winning percentage in franchise history and the second-most wins behind only Dean Treanor (122-112, .521)

“We understand that he is the ideal man to lead our team. He knows the league, he knows the organization, he’s been one of the most successful managers in the Dominican league since he came to it.

We strongly believe in his ability to carry the game, get the most out of the roster he has in his hands, as well as his ability to communicate with the players and staff to help us rebuild a winning culture within the team,” Mejía said at the time. to make the announcement.

It will be Lino’s sixth season in Dominican baseball, where he has a lifetime record of 134-11 in the regular season and 47-36 in the playoffs.

Lino is the only manager in LIDOM history with three double-figure winning streaks, posting an 11-win streak and a 12-win streak in the 2019-20 campaign with the Toros and also had a 12-win Round Robin streak as manager. of the Tigres del Licey in 2015-16. As the little bit about him was, he’s the only manager to have two double-figure streaks in a single season.

Rivera led the Toros to a historic season where he established a record with 34 Regular Series victories, with 51 in the entire season including playoffs and 57 adding the Caribbean Series.

The Puerto Rican has been champion in three different countries, having won in Mexico with the Leones del Yucatán (2006), in Puerto. Rich. He had six consecutive finals and won three crowns with the Gigantes de Carolina (2) and Criollos de Caguas (1) and in LIDOM he has been crowned champion with the Águilas (2017-18) and Toros del Este (2019-20).

Rivera will be directing some Bulls with new faces, last week the bullfighting troupe acquired outfielders Víctor Robles, Narciso Crook and Luis Mieses, as well as the experienced right-hand reliever from Major Leagues, Rubby De la Rosa.

“We are committed to delivering a competitive team from the first day of the season,” concluded the bullfighting executive.


Oops!! Lino Rivera returns to command the bullfighting troop ?????? for the 2023-24 season. Welcome home AGAIN uyyyyyyy!

— Bulls of the East (@TorosdelEste) February 20, 2023

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