Mariano Rivera, who is regarded as the best closer in baseball history, has agreed on a new contract with the New York Yankees. Pending a physical the new contract will assure the closer at least one more year in the Bronx. The deal is reportedly worth up to $10 million for the 43-year old. With the new deal, Rivera will take a $5 million cut from the $15 million he made last season.
Coming off a torn right ACL, Rivera was determined not to end his Hall of Fame career in that fashion. Now the question in Yankee land is, who will be the catcher for the 2013 season. Russell Martin has agreed with the Pittsburgh Pirates which leaves the catcher position thin for the Yanks.
Via New York Post:
As for Rivera, it was never a question that the 43-year-old closer was coming back after informing the club in October he wanted to pitch at least one more year. The only issue was for how much money.
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