• Yanks could put Rivera in outfield in final series

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Sep 29, 2013
    "This is not a game for me, guys," Rivera said. Rivera said that age and injury prevented him from even considering pitching again this weekend or playing the outfield. Enter Sandman to the outfield? Mariano Rivera has often said that he wants to play an inning in center field before his career comes to an end. Rivera’s audience included groundskeeper Willie Berry, who tends to the pitcher’s mound where Rivera likely will not pitch this weekend, and fan Rick Smith, whose family has had Astros or Colt. That sendoff, with Rivera retiring all four Rays batters he faced before handing the ball off to longtime teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter, created a perfect exit moment for the 43-year-old closer. “I wanted to make sure that I said thanks to everyone, not only the ones who were on the field or the areas where we have contact with them, but for those I would never see – those behind the scenes who do something for baseball,” he said. “It has been remarkable. It has been outstanding. I thank God for those people.
    • Rivera apologizes to Astros for being 'selfish'

      Mariano Rivera thanked the fans in Houston -- just as he's done in every other city that honored the retiring New York Yankees closer this year.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Astros honor Yankees’ Rivera in final game of his storied career

      On his final day in a Yankees uniform, Mariano Rivera felt compelled Sunday to offer something that has rarely been required of him during his 19-year career as baseball’s peerless closer: an apology. Rivera, during a ceremony in his honor prior to the …
      Source: chron.com
    • Mariano Rivera will not play in Houston

      Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, who will be honored prior to the Astros’ season finale today, said Saturday he would not pitch or play centerfield in New York’s final two games at Minute Maid Park. “I’m done, guys. I’m done,” Rivera said prior to Satur…
    • Mariano decides he won't pitch again

      Mariano Rivera has thrown his final pitch. The all-time saves leader said on Saturday that he has decided to allow the last moment of his playing career to be an emotional embrace on the Yankee Stadium mound. Rivera said that he was blessed with the ide…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Rivera to sit out series v. Astros, says 'I'm done'

      Rivera to sit out series v. Astros, says 'I'm done'
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Rivera pays respects to Astros’ stadium staff

      On the afternoon before the Astros and their fans honor Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, Rivera spent a half-hour Saturday with 18 Astros employees fans to thank them for their contributions to baseball. Rivera has met with similar groups in 21 ballparks…
      Source: chron.com
  • Loss of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, barren farm system have Yankee way hitting dry spell

    The whole scene at Yankee Stadium Thursday night said it all about what the Yankees have been about these past 17 years and what they’re about to be for the foreseeable future.

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