Resides in Miami, FL...Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers' international scouting department.
Made his Major League debut on 9/1 vs. MIA after the Braves acquired him in a 13-player trade with Miami and Los Angeles (NL) on 7/30. Started at third base and went 0-for-4 hitting in the six hole to become the 18th native of Cuba to play for the Braves…Began his career with Los Angeles (NL) in the Dodgers' minor league system after signing a six-year contract on 5/19. The three-team deal on 7/30 saw the Dodgers send Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez and RHP Zach Bird to the Braves in exchange for INF Jose Peraza, LHP Alex Wood, LHP Luis Avilan, RHP Bronson Arroyo and RHP Jim Johnson. The Braves also acquired a 2016 competitive balance draft pick (No. 35) in the deal from Miami, who sent RHP Mat Latos and INF/OF Michael Morse to Los Angeles for RHP Jeff Brigham, RHP Kevin Guzman and RHP Victor Araujo…Collected his first Major League base hit, a two-out, two-run single, on 9/2 vs. Miami…Hit his first Major League home run on 9/7 at Philadelphia. With a runner aboard, drove a 1-1 pitch from Colton Murray out to left field…Finished with five multi-hit games at the MLB level, including two three-hit games (9/9 at Philadelphia and 9/25 at Miami)…Made 21 starts for the Braves, all at third base. Committed four errors in 42 chances, a .905 fielding percentage…Named as the Braves' fourth-best prospect by Baseball America entering the 2016 season…Hit .297 (10-for-64) against right-handed pitching. Was 1-for-15 (.067) against lefties…Went 13-for-38 (.342) with both of his home runs away from Turner Field. Hit .171 (7-for-41) at home…Hit .304 (7-for-23) with both of his home runs and 11 RBI with runners in scoring position…Closed out the season hitting .324 (11-for-34) over his final 10 games. Five of the hits went for extra bases (three doubles, one triple, one home run)…Appeared in his first game with the Braves organization on 8/13, playing third base for the rookie level GCL Braves at the GCL Tigers. Appeared in one other game with the GCL Braves before being transferred to Single-A Rome, making his R-Braves debut on 8/16. Full Name: Hector Olivera Bats: Right Throws: Right M.L. Service: 0.034 Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 Born: 4/5/85, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Acquired: Acquired by the Braves in a three-team trade with Los Angeles (NL) and Miami on July 30, 2015. Contract Status: Signed through 2020. HECTOR OLIVERA OUTFIELDER 28 30452 Braves Media Guide_164-230_Players-N-Z_r1.indd 173 3/21/16 11:04 AM 174 OLIVERA…Hit .083 (1-for-12) in four games for the R-Braves. Also appeared in 10 games with Triple-A Gwinnett, going 9-for-39 (.231) with three doubles and three RBI after joining the G-Braves on 8/20. Hit a combined .179 (10-for-56) in 16 minor-league games for the Braves…Appeared in 19 games for three different levels of the Dodgers' farm system, batting a combined .348 (24-for-69) with two home runs and seven RBI, while appearing at both third base and second base…Made his debut on 6/4 for Double-A Tulsa and hit .318 (7-for-22) in six games. Joined Triple-A Oklahoma City on 6/13 and hit .387 (12-for-31) in seven games before landing on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury on 6/21. Made six rehabilitation appearances with the AZL Dodgers (R), hitting .313 (5-for-16) but remained on the disabled list after his assignment was over…Signed a six-year contract with Los Angeles on 5/19.