New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Will Retire After Season

Feb 19, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera during spring training at Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Longtime New York Yankees closer is expected to announce on Saturday that he will retire at the conclusion of this season, according to an ESPN report. Rivera will announce his decision at a 10:00 a.m. ET news conference Tampa, Florida before making his spring debut against the Atlanta Braves.

Rivera is the league’s all-time leader in saves with 608 and a shoo-in for Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

He is also a 12-time MLB all-star, five-time World Series champion and three-time saves leader.

Many people believed that Rivera would call it quits after last season when his season was cut short because of a torn ACL. His knee was repaired in June and Rivera is now set to make one final hoorah.

Topics: Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

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