Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The big news in Yankee Universe today is that Mariano Rivera has informed General Manager Brian Cashman that he wants to come back and pitch in 2013. This news comes just days after Rafael Soriano informed the team he is opting out of the last year of his contract to test the free agent market. Rivera, as many know, tore the anterior cruciate ligament, or better known as his ACL, in his right knee while chasing a fly ball during batting practice back in early May. Almost immediately after the injury, Rivera declared he would come back and pitch in 2013 putting all Yankee fans at ease. That is until recently, after the series with the Detroit Tigers where the Yanks were swept. All of a sudden reports came out he needed time to contemplate his future coupled with Soriano opting out, the Yankee bullpen was looking to be more and more in trouble. 608, the number of saves Rivera has, will always be the first thing people mention with Mo and rightly so. It’s the most saves in Major League...
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