Jack Curry reports that Mariano Rivera has decided whether or not 2013 will be his final season and he will announce his plans prior to the start of the 2013 season.
Via Mike Axisa.
The Jewish Daily Forward reports that Mariano Rivera has been named Man of the Year by the New York Board of Rabbis.
Rivera, who was selected because of his charitable work, will be provided with a guided tour of Israel.
Via Ben Kabak via elkensky.
Fans for the Cure hosted "An evening with Mariano Rivera," paying tribute to the Yankees closer. As part of the festivities, MLB.com's Ed Randall hosted a panel discussion with Rivera, David Cone, John Flaherty, Larry Rothschild and (via telephone) Luis Gonzalez.
MLB.com released the series of videos and they are a great watch, full of funny moments and great stories. Watch below.
Rivera on his health:
Rivera on key moments of his career:
Rivera on how he discovered his cutter:
Rivera on Yogi Berra's presence:
Rivera on Cone's perseverance:
Rivera and Cone on Don Mattingly:
Cone, Flaherty and Rothschild on their appreciation for Rivera:
ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand reports that Mariano Rivera is planning to kick off his throwing program next week. That is earlier than usual. During a public appearance, Rivera described himself as being "95 percent," saying that the other five percent "will come quick."
Thank you to Mr. Diaz for the tip.
Mariano Rivera told George A. King III of the Post that he expects to be ready for opening day.
"I don't see why not,'' he said. "We have three to four months to that point. I will be ready.''
Howie Kussoy of the Post reports that Mariano Rivera will announce his 2014 plans during spring training.
Via Mike Axisa.
Mariano Rivera is back with the Yankees. The team signed the closer to a one year contract worth $10 million dollars. ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews reports that incentives in the contract could push it close to $15 million.
Thanks Mr. Diaz for the tip.
ESPN is reporting that, according to sources, Mariano Rivera and the Yankees have agreed to a one year, $10 million dollar contract that will include incentives that could allow Rivera to earn more. Stay tuned for official confirmation.
Mariano Rivera threw off of a snow covered mound for a commercial shoot. Video of that shoot is now on MLB.com. Rivera also discusses his recovery.