Mariano Rivera won't shy away from shagging fly balls on the outfield grass in Kansas City.
The New York Yankees closer plans to return to the very scene of where he tore the ACL in his right knee a year ago when the team plays in Kansas City this weekend. He vows to even chase down fly balls again, just as he always does because he enjoys the camaraderie with teammates during pregame batting.
''Nothing is going to change. I'm going to do what I love to do,'' Rivera said before the Yankees played the Colorado Rockies on a damp and dreary Wednesday. ''Yes, I got hurt like this. But I'm going to enjoy it. It's nothing to regret.''
Rivera caught his leg on the field in Kansas City last May and his knee buckled. He fell into the outfield wall and then to the ground, grimacing in pain.
But as he was carted off, Rivera smiled and waved to the crowd. He said he did that simply because he didn't want fans to remember him grimacing - just in case he couldn't come back.
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