Originally written November 03, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Big news out of New York today, as Yankees GM Brian Cashman stated that Mariano Rivera wants to come back for the 2013 season, according to Erik Boland of Newsday. Rivera tore his ACL last May, and missed the rest of the season after throwing just 8 1/3 innings. The all-time save king and career Yankee has been the pinnacle of consistency for New York up until the 2012 season. Coming into 2012, Rivera had just one season since 2003 with an ERA above 2.00, and had at least 30 saves in 14 of 15 seasons since becoming closer in 1997. Rivera's return actually isn't set in stone, as his contract expired after the season and he'll need to agree to terms with the Yankees on a new deal. He made $15 million last season, the final year of a two year extension that he signed after the 2010 season. His expected return also likely means that Rafael Soriano won't be returning to New York. Soriano opted out of his contract after the season, and is apparently searching for a ...
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