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New Britain Native Rivera Signs with Bees

February 28, 2020 - Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) - New Britain Bees News Release

(New Britain, Conn.) - The New Britain Bees today announced the signing of Southern New Hampshire University shortstop Danniel Rivera for the 2020 season. The New Britain High School graduate is the first Futures League signing announced by the Bees.

"Danniel was born and raised here in New Britain, he knows the city, he knows what it takes to be successful here, and has the talent to do so," says Bees General Manager Brad Smith. "He checks off all the boxes for us, and we are excited for him to be the first player announced for the 2020 season."

Rivera is entering his first season for Southern New Hampshire University, and is looking to showcase everything he learned from his playing time at New Britain High School under head coach Roberto Mercado.

"All of us in New Britain are extremely proud of Danniel and we look forward to seeing him play with the Bees in the Futures League this summer," said Mercado. "Danniel has an opportunity to showcase his talents and what a blessing for him and his family to get to do this right in his hometown."

As for Rivera, the opportunity to play in his hometown stadium in 2020 is a special one. "I am hyped to represent my hometown," the middle infielder said. "Let's get it going."


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