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Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera returned from injuries to make their 2013 spring training debuts Saturday in the New York Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The 38-year-old Jeter was a designated hitter and singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who missed New York's first 13 spring training games, grounded out to third base in his only other at-bat.
Hours after announcing this will be his final season, the 43-year-old Rivera made his first game appearance since April 30, throwing a 1-2-3 fifth inning. Looking like his overpowering self of old, Rivera retired Dan Uggla on a popup to second, then threw called third strikes past Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson.
Rivera made just nine appearances last season before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while shagging fly balls on May 3. Rivera had surgery on June 12.
Braves starter Mike Minor allowed three hits and two walks in four shutout innings.
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It's funny how things stick in your mind, things you would think wouldn't. They are little things that should be easily forgotten. Who knows why you remember them forever?I have never forgotten the first time I saw Mariano Rivera make a plate appearance. It was the 1996 World Series and he was still a setup man. I don't remember which game it was, but it was in Atlanta...
With the official announcement earlier this morning that Mariano Rivera will be retiring at the end of the 2013 season, the BronxPinstripes writers have assembled their fondest moments of the all-time saves leader. Since 1996, Rivera has been at the forefront of some of the biggest Yankee wins. He’s made countless memories for Yankee fans everywhere along the way. Here are just...
In the rare piece of good news for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter may be returning to the field soon. While Jeter has been participating in just about all the drills and practices the Yankees conduct during spring, he has now officially been cleared for all baseball activities.
According to Sweeney Murti of WFAN in New York, Jeter could return to game action soon.
The New York Post and ESPN.com reported that tomorrow the greatest closer to ever played the game, New York Yankees Mariano Rivera will officially announce
Yankees Mariano Rivera on May 25th, 2008 vs. Seattle Mariners.
that he is hanging up his glove at the end of this 2013 season.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post learned that Rivera had had recently asked to speak privately with Hal...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter went 0 for 2 in his second game as a designated hitter since returning from a broken ankle, a 4-0 win for the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
The Yankees captain was hurt Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who could play shortstop Wednesday, grounded out in the first and hit into a double play in the third...
Respect. Some players demand it. Others earn it.
Mariano Rivera, who is expected to announce his retirement at a 10 a.m. news conference on Saturday, is one player who earned it. Not only has Rivera carved out an amazing major league career, but he has done the unthinkable in the process, which is why it’s only fitting that he’s in line for a season-long farewell tour.
As we begin the 2013 MLB season, we have learned that one of baseball’s very best will be calling it quits after this season. Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees‘ reliever, plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season.
I guess that will depend on whether or not he has another season ending injury. The 43-year-old closer was supposed to be having...
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says this will be his
Haven't done a link dump in a while, figured I'd start today:
- Richard Justice calls the Yankees trio of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte "a timeless classic" in this article for MLB.com.
- Joel Sherman says that Mariano was what separated the Yankees from everyone else. I would have to agree.
- After CC Sabathia sim game today, he's...
The Yankees won the World Series in 1996, but it wasn’t before the team came close to making a move that would have significantly altered New York’s future.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman retold a story to the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand recently. Apparently, the Bronx Bombers came close to trading away legendary closer Mariano Rivera during spring training in...