Rivera To Retire After 2013 Season

SATURDAY, 9:57am: Rivera made the news official with a press conference this morning.  The 43-year-old told reporters that he has enough left in the tank for this upcoming season but after that he'll have "nothing left", tweets Jack Curry of the YES Network.

THURSDAY, 12:03pm: The Yankees have a 10am EDT press conference scheduled Saturday at which Rivera is set to announce that he'll retire following the 2013 season, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports (Twitter links).

11:03am: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is looking to come back strong in 2013 after missing the bulk of last season.  This upcoming season could very well be the 43-year-old's final campaign and it's an open secret that if he intends to retire, an announcement figures to be around the corner and could be as soon as Saturday, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (on Twitter).

Olney asked Rivera this spring if he would have retired at the end of 2012 if he was able to return last fall, and he indicated that it would have been likely (Twitter link).  Because of that, it would appear that the legendary closer is looking to go out on a high note.

In February it was said that Rivera had his mind made up on his future and would disclose it to the public prior to Opening Day.  The right-hander has been remarkably sharp in his 40s, owning a 1.87 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 in his age 40, 41 and 42 seasons.


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