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The New York Yankees are hoping to get back their closer Mariano Rivera for the start of the 2013 season. The latest reports continues to be encouraging. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Rivera is not far off from his throwing program.
Mariano Rivera plans to start throwing in about a week, says his knee feels about “95 percent.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) January 5, 2013
Rivera has been rehabbing his surgically repaired ACL, he tore the ACL in early May of last season, so it’s realistic that he’d be ready by April for Opening Day. Rivera is 43 years old, however he’s also the career saves leader and arguably the best closer of all-time.
The Yankees have had an interesting off-season because of their goal to maintain payroll flexibility moving forward towards 2014. If they can start the season with Rivera firmly back in place as their closer for 2013, it will go a long way towards getting their fanbase excited again.
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Mariano Rivera missed nearly all of the baseball season after tearing his ACL, but the Yankees closer says he is close to a full recovery.
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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told
reporters, including Anthony Rieber of Newsday, that he’s not currently
targeting a catcher or bullpen help at this point in the offseason.
"Our catchers are here on the roster," Cashman
said. "It was either Russell Martin or we're going from within.""I cannot talk about players on the...
New York Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera recently told Bryan Hoch of mlb.com that his injured right knee is at "95 percent".
"It's not 100 percent. It would be, I would say 95 percent.", Rivera tells Hoch. "By the time Spring Training starts, it'll feel 100 percent."
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