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Mariano Rivera announces retirement plans but Yankees closer lo…

Mariano Rivera announces retirement plans but Yankees closer looks strong as ever in spring training debut

So here was 43-year-old Mariano Rivera, officially on the mound for the first time since season-ending knee surgery last June, completing a spotless inning Saturday by absolutely freezing a journeyman infielder named Chris Johnson with one of his signat…
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  • Jeter Makes His Debut

    Jeter Makes His Debut

    Derek Jeter returned to game action Saturday for the first time since he broke his ankle in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, and it went well.
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  • Ortiz has MRI on both heels due to discomfort

    Ortiz has MRI on both heels due to discomfort

    ESPN.com Mar 9, 2013
    Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz underwent an MRI on both heels Saturday to rule out any complications as he recovers from an injury to his right Achilles tendon.
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  • Papi in danger of opening season on DL

    Papi in danger of opening season on DL

    MLB.com Mar 9, 2013
    David Ortiz's right Achilles injury is not improving as quickly as was hoped, putting his Opening Day availability in jeopardy, so the Red Sox sent the slugger out for a precautionary MRI exam on Saturday.
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  • Mo irreplaceable not only on hill, but also in clubhouse

    Mo irreplaceable not only on hill, but also in clubhouse

    MLB.com Mar 9, 2013
    The Yankees already had to face the reality of a world without Mariano Rivera last year. But after Saturday's announcement that the 2013 season will be the iconic closer's last hurrah, they'll have time to prepare for what comes next. But of course, eve…
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  • No Show: Team USA couldn't get anything going against Mexi……

    No Show: Team USA couldn't get anything going against Mexi…

    CNNSI.com Mar 9, 2013
    Team USA couldn't get anything going against Mexico on Friday. It's the kind of performance that's become all too common for the Americans at the WBC, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Video - Canada-Mexico Brawl Breaks Out In WBC 02:19

    Canada-Mexico Brawl Breaks Out In WBC

    Mar 9
    A brawl erupted in the ninth inning of Canada and Mexico's World Baseball Classic matchup after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Mexico's Arnold Leon.
  • Video - Canada-Mexico Brawl Breaks Out In WBC 00:42

    Canada-Mexico Brawl Breaks Out In WBC

    Mar 9
    A brawl erupted in the ninth inning of Canada and Mexico's World Baseball Classic matchup after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Mexico's Arnold Leon.
  • Video - Rivera Will Retire At Season's End 04:03

    Rivera Will Retire At Season's End

    Mar 9
    Yankees closer and surefire Hall Of Famer Mariano Rivera announced Saturday that he will retire after the 2013 season.