With the entire Yankees' team looking on — including longtime teammates Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte — Rivera said he knew the time was right for his decision.
Mariano Rivera's family is on its way to Florida for the expected announcement that one of baseball's greatest relievers will retire after the season.
As Derek Jeter dug in against Andy Pettitte, a familiar voice boomed from the top step of the dugout.
The 43-year-old right-hander is baseball's saves leader with 608. He missed most of last season after he tore a ligament in his right knee while catching fly balls during batting practice.
Mark Teixeira is confident the New York Yankees can overcome key injuries likely to impact the team through the first month of the regular season.
The great Mariano Rivera is getting set to close his career.
Mark Teixeira will to be out at least until early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
Initially, Teixeira was expected to be out eight to 10 days, but Teixeira was examined by Yankees doctors in New York on Wednesday and a diagnosis of eight to 10 weeks was given.
Soriano's first outing progressed with the same efficiency that prompted the Nationals to hand him a two-year, $28 million contract to bolster the back end of an already-strong bullpen.