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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."
Rivera suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in what many would call a freak accident. The soon to be Hall of Famer was shagging fly balls during batting practice, when suddenly he slipped and injured himself worse than anyone could have imagined.
This mind-boggling injury forced the 43-year-old Rivera to undergo surgery, which, in turn ended the season for him.
Mariano has spent all 18 of his major league seasons with the Bronx Bombers.
During his 18-year career, Rivera has appeared in 1,051 regular season games while posting an unbelievable 2.21 ERA. Not to mention that Rivera has more saves (608) than anybody else in the history of the game. Having Rivera bac...
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Although Rafael Soriano performed wonderfully for the New York Yankees in Mariano Rivera's absence, the club does not seem to keen on bringing him back. Soriano turned down the club's qualifying offer this offseason to test the free agent market. Now, after finding limited interest, Soriano may not even be able to return to New York. When asked about Rafael Soriano...
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...
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.
There is a possibility the New York Yankees will be without third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2013 season. No one expected that to be the case when GM Brian Cashman made the announcement that Rodriguez would need surgery on his hip, but since the surgery still hasn't taken place it's a distinct possibility.
According to Dan Martin of the New York Daily News...
The last time we saw Derek Jeter he was hobbling around with his dad sporting a protective boot at a Knicks game inside Madison Square Garden back in December.
The Captain is no longer wearing the clunky fashion accessory on his surgically repaired left ankle and is "doing well," according to Brian Cashman, and remains right on schedule to play on Opening Day.
After all that has not transpired this off-season for the New York Yankees the last thing fans wanted to read was a rumor that Lance Berkman, aka the Big Puma
could be re-emerging in the Bronx in 2013.
Well as of two-days ago, Dan Martin of the NY Post reported that bringing back the switch-hitting Big Puma was a possibility and Ken Rosenthal confirmed this via twitter too.
The five-time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots have hired Shane Spencer as their hitting coach and third base coach. For those who don’t remember, Shane Spencer was in large part, responsible for one of the greatest playoff moments in the history of the game.
In Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division series, Terrance Long hit a lined shot down the right field...
Derek Jeter has been working hard this offseason to come back from his fractured ankle. The work is paying off as GM Brian Cashman says Jeter is right on schedule. Jeter and the New York Yankees have said all along that the future Hall of Famer will be ready for opening day. That still seems to be the case.
Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York says Jeter has still not done...
Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees closer, missed just about the entire 2012 season, but don't think that means people forgot about him. The king of determination, stressful situations, and saves has been rehabbing his torn knee, but he still manages to inspire those who look up to him - including Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
Prior to their championship matchup against...
New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez had a woeful time at the plate during his team's playoff run. The 37-year old hit just .120 (3-for-25) with no runs batted in and 12 strikeouts during the playoffs, leading him to be pinch-hit for and eventually benched. According to Dr. Bryan Kelly, the doctor scheduled to perform the upcoming hip surgery on the Yankees star, he...
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The New York Yankees have already brought in two right-handed hitting outfielders this off-season to fill the void left by Andruw Jones, and they are reportedly looking into bringing in a third. Earlier on Tuesday, ESPN’s Andrew Marchand reported that the Yankees are interested in trying to acquire 1B/OF Michael Morse. With newly re-signed 1B Adam LaRoche in...
Ryan KantorThe New York Yankees have been frugal with signing free agents this off-season
This off-season has been one mired with frustration for Yankees fans. With the not so distant memory of the big money off-season that netted CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett (meh), and Mark Teixeira, the Yankees’ failure to land a highly touted free agent has disappointed many, especially after the...
Mariano Rivera may pick up a save tonight without even jogging out from the bullpen if Alabama captures the BCS National Championship with a victory over Notre Dame.
It wouldn't go down in the record books as career save No. 609, but could play a small part in the history of Alabama football, nonetheless.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he had his players watch a video of...
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New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez and his girlfriend Torrie Wilson take his daughters Natasha and Ella out for a boat ride in Miami — Nice to see Alex unwinding after another long taxing season of making $25 million.-TO
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After signing Adam LaRoche, the Washington Nationals have begun to shop outfielder Michael Morse. Reports today have been that five or six teams are interested, one of those teams being the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees have interest in trading for Washington Nationals outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, sources tell ESPNNewYork.com. (Andrew Marchand – ESPN NY)