Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/21/12

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera walks back to the dugout after the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago on August 2, 2009. The Yankees won 8-5. UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom

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Finally! Some news from Yankees Universe!  I was really happy to hear last night that Hiroki Kuroda has been signed for 2013. He won't be pitching in LA or Japan next year after-all. Congratulations, Hirok.One down, several more to go. One of those several more is Mariano Rivera. I've already made my position clear on this blog that he should be given the same salary he received in 2012, no more, no less. We will see if that does or does not happen. In the meantime, Rivera is making progress toward his comeback from his ACL injury. He made news about a week ago when it was announced that he had thrown off a mound for the first time since last April. During a filming of a commercial for New York Yankees Fragrance, he talked about his comeback:Your browser does not support iframes.Speaking of the fragrance, there is now a Mariano Rivera Signature Limited Edition of it. Check it out here. Congrats on the progress, Mo. Hope to see you on a mound for real and in pinstripes next Spring.Ot...
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