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Mariano Rivera‘s final season has been a farewell tour for the ages, with teams around the league putting on unique tributes for No. 42, but there’s one man in pinstripes who doesn’t think it’s time for him to hang up his cleats quite yet. Manager Joe Girardi believes that the 43-year-old closer would be just as dominant if he were to return for another season or two, and through discussions he plans to have with him this season, he hopes to convince Rivera to reconsider his retirement, Girardi told ESPNNewYork.com “I don’t see any reason why he couldn’t do it next year, I don’t,” Girardi said. “He’s made it pretty clear that he doesn’t want to [return], but I always say, you know, January rolls around and sometimes you have a different feel about what you want to do.” Rivera announced his retirement plans during spring training, and although he has shown no signs of having a change of heart about leaving the game, Girardi isn’t ruling a comeback out. “I’m sure I’ll talk to
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