07/25: Cashman: Rivera Won't Be Back This Year
Posted by: Patrick
physical therapist that Mariano Rivera is working with said that he couldn't rule out a 2012 return for the reliever.
Brian Cashman, on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio, ruled it out today. He also called Dr. Keith Pyne, the aforementioned physical therapist, "unprofessional" for commenting as he did.
"No," he said when asked if there was a chance Mo would be back, according to Bryan Hoch. "I mean, his physical therapist that he's working with, I thought was unprofessional and went public with things. I mean, medical personnel should be quiet. And it's not our physical therapist, it;s someone he;s got that we've signed off on. But, those guys should not be doing interviews and he provided an interview that was, you know, not a fair reflection of where this player's at. His over-enthusiasm, I thought, provided improper information. He's not coming back this year and I wish he was, I wish he was, but unfortunately people get excited. They want to get their name out there for whatever reason and so he got a day in the sun, but he'll be proven wrong in the end, unfortunately. So, he got all our fans excited and a lot more media attention for myself to deal with, but he's not coming back this year. I wish he was."
When Pyne spoke to the Post, he did not say Rivera would return this year. He said that there was a possibility, given Rivera's progress, makeup and the time frame of recovery.
Via Mike Axisa.
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