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Topic - mariano rivera
The son of retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to pitch for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire.
Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.
Yankees closer David Robertson is headed to the disabled list because of a strained groin just three appearances into his role as Mariano Rivera's replacement.
Derek Jeter arrived for his last Yankee Stadium opener fashionably early at 9:35 a.m., attired in a gray suit, white shirt, purple tie and black Prada lace-up shoes.
Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.
Some relievers thrive when they move into the huge ninth-inning spotlight and some fizzle. And others turn into one-year wonders.
CC Sabathia pitched five hitless innings Sunday and the New York Yankees split squad bounced back after getting no-hit a day earlier to beat the Miami Marlins 7-0 in Mariano Rivera's home country.
It turns out the Miami Marlins had their own way of honoring Mariano Rivera in his home country.
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is praising Mariano Rivera for his stellar career and calling him old in pregame banter that drew laughter at a news conference in Panama City.
The New York Yankees prepared Friday for a pair of exhibition games against the Miami Marlins in the home country of Mariano Rivera, the retired career saves leader.
Now that he's retired, Mariano Rivera says he misses spring training and his Yankees teammates, but baseball doesn't compare to doing God's work.
Mariano Rivera never figured this would be Derek Jeter's final season.
Joe Girardi found out about Derek Jeter's retirement announcement the same way almost everyone else did: when the New York Yankees captain posted a letter to the world on his Facebook page this week.
One by one, Derek Jeter watched them walk away.
Jeter, who will turn 40 in June, has been a fixture in the middle of the Yankees' infield since 1996 after breaking into the majors the previous season.
"You blow a game, well, you're going to hear about it. No one wants to lose games," he says. "Believe me, I've done it in the eighth inning. I've lost games, a bunch of games. It's a little more pressure on you in the ninth, but I still think it's still a job. You're trying to do the same thing. You're trying to get three outs as quickly as possible. You want to minimize damage and make quality pitches and finish the game. End it."
"You guys deserve this. I could not expect more," Rivera said. "I will always have you in my heart and I know I*m in your heart."