Friday, October 26, 2012


For the 'wondering if Rivera will return' in 2013 file

10/19/12, "Mariano Rivera Says He, Rodriguez to Return," sportsmancave

Roy G Edwards | Oct. 19, 2012 | New York "After a heartbreaking post season for the New York Yankees, which saw the Yankees swept in the postseason ALCS for the first time in 32 years, Yankees fans may have something to be happy about. On the set of a Acura commercial in New York Mariano Friday Rivera was filming, he walked without a limp and told people on set that rehab was coming along nicely. “I’m recovering well and should be ready to play [next season]” said Rivera when asked about his knee and the rehabilitation process. Mariano seemed in high spirits and had baseball on his mind, teaching pitches to those of whom were on set. Rivera injured his knee, tearing a ligament shagging fly balls in pregame warm ups in game against the Kansas City Royals in early May (A game which the Yankees lost 4-3).

In Mariano’s absence the Yankees designated the closing role to Rafael Soriano and David Robertson. The Yankees over came many injuries this season to key players including Joba Chamberlain and an even bigger loss of Derek Jeter in game 4 of the ALCS, breaking his foot. The Yankees saw Alex Rodriguez struggle through the post season, who batted a .120 through the month of October and saw only 25 at bats, recording only 3 hits and walking twice. Many major news outlets have said that this could be the last that we see of “A-Rod” in pinstripes, however Mariano thinks differently. When asked if Rodriguez would be traded, he laughed “It’s all just people talking.” Whether or not Alex Rodriguez does return to wear a Yankee uniform, one thing is for sure, hopes can be high as it looks like the Yankees will get number 42 back.

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