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42 Mariano Rivera RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 11/29/1969 | Birthplace: Panama City, Panama | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 19 | Salary: $10,000,000
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Mariano Rivera, Francisco Liriano are Comeback Players of the Year


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) Major League Baseball announced the winners for the MLB Comeback Player of the Year awards in each league on Monday night. Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera were the recipients. 

Liriano was phenomenal for the Pirates this season in bringing the Bucs to the playoffs. He went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA and 163 strikeouts over 161 innings one season after going 6-12 with a 5.34 ERA over 34 appearances combined between the White Sox and Twins. 

Rivera, who appeared in just nine games in the 2012 season due to injury, bounced back with a superb final season in the majors. Rivera retires after notching 44 saves with a 2.11 ERA. Rivera has 652 career saves, more than any other player in major league history. 


Mariano Rivera won't pitch again this season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera told reporters Saturday that he will not pitch again this season.

Manager Joe Girardi had considered using Rivera in center field in one of the final two games of the season. Rivera did not want to top his emotional farewell at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. He finished his final season with 44 saves, a 2.11 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP through 64 innings pitched.

Mariano Rivera brought to tears in emotional farewell


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera took the mound at Yankee Stadium for the last time in his 19-year career Thursday night against the Rays.

Rivera got the Yankees out of a jam in the eighth inning and recorded the first two outs of the ninth inning before he was pulled by Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte in an emotional exit, bringing the 43-year-old to tears.

"I was bombarded with emotions and feeling that I couldn't describe," he said after the game, flanked by his wife and three sons. "Everything hit at that time. I knew that was the last time. Period. I never felt like that before."

Rivera pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings in a 4-0 defeat. He owns a 2.11 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP through 64 innings pitched this season.

Yankees could use Mariano Rivera in CF this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told WFAN radio in New York Thursday that he is "absolutely" considering using closer Mariano Rivera in center field during the final weekend of the regular season against the Astros in Houston.

Rivera, who is in his final season, will play center in the eighth inning before taking the mound in a final inning this weekend. The 43-year-old converted 44 of 51 save chances, with a 2.15 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP this season.

Mariano Rivera records four outs for save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera notched another save Wednesday in Toronto. Rivera was asked to get the final four outs in a 4-3 win.

Rivera needed 16 pitches after replacing David Robertson in the middle of an at-bat. He earned his 44th save of the season as he allowed no runs on two hits over 1 1/3. He struck out one batter and his ERA is at 2.25.

The 43-year-old has given up three runs over his last 10 appearances, but has seven saves over that span for the Yankees.

Mariano Rivera earns win in scorer's decision


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Orioles but was awarded a win instead of a save after the official scorer ruled eighth-inning pitcher David Robertson's appearance "brief" and "ineffective."

Robertson surrendered three earned runs in his inning of work. Rivera's win moves him to 6-2 and gives him a 2.30 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 51:9 K:BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings.


Mariano Rivera records save despite allowing run


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera earned a save at Camden Yards in Baltimore Wednesday night. Rivera gave up a run in the ninth, but held on for a 5-4 win.

Rivera earned his 43rd save on the season as he allowed a run on two hits and no walks with one strikeout of Manny Machado to end the game. Rivera needed 20 pitches and his ERA is at 2.34.

Rivera has gone 2 1/3 innings in his last two appearances and has saves in each. That said, he's given up runs in three of his last four appearances.

Mariano Rivera gets four outs for save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was called upon the get the final four outs on Tuesday night in Baltimore. He did just that to earn his 42nd save of the season.

Rivera went 1 1/3 innings without allowing a walk or a hit. He needed 19 pitches and his ERA is now at 2.22. The Yankees have been asking Rivera to get multiple-inning saves lately due to a beat up bullpen.

The 43-year-old had blown his previous two save chances, but won his last time out after blowing it as he went two innings. He's pitched 4 1/3 innings in his last three outings for the Yankees.

Mariano Rivera blows save opportunity, gets win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Making his second attempt at picking up save no. 42 Sunday, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew a save opportunitiy for the second straight game but wound up getting the win in his team's 4-3 victory over the Red Sox.

Rivera gave up an earned run on a ninth-inning solo home run, one of two hits against the closer in two innings of work. He also struck out three and walked none while moving to 5-2. Rivera owns a 2.28 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 50:9 K:BB ratio while converting 41 of 48 save opportunities.


Mariano Rivera blows first chance at save No. 42


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera took his first shot at securing his 42nd save Thursday but wound up with his sixth blown save after giving up one earned run on two hits in his team's 9-8 loss to the Red Sox.

Rivera had thrown 4 1/3 perfect innings in his previous four appearances before Thursday's blown save. He owns a 2.19 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 47:9 K:BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings.


Mariano Rivera tallies 41st save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera recorded a four-out save in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the White Sox, allowing no walks or hits while striking out batter out.

It was save no. 41 for Rivera, who hasn't allowed any base runners in four straight appearances, giving him a 2.06 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 47:9 K:BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings.


Mariano Rivera records 40th save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera notched his 40th save of the season Tuesday in a 6-4 comeback win over the White Sox. 

Rivera went 1-2-3 in the ninth with two strikeouts for the save. He needed 13 pitches and his ERA is now at 2.12 on the season. 

The future Hall of Famer has recorded saves in four straight appearances and has gone 40 for 45 this season. 


Mariano Rivera secures 39th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera earned his 39th save in his team's 8-5 win over the Orioles Friday, throwing a 1-2-3 ninth inning but not striking out any batters.

It's the second straight appearances in which Rivera hasn't posted any hits, walks or strikeouts. He owns a 2.16 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 44:9 K:BB ratio amidst his farewell tour.


Mariano Rivera needs six pitches to retire Rays


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was called upon to record the final three outs in an extra-inning win at Tampa Bay Sunday. Rivera needed six pitches to dispatch the Rays in the bottom of the 11th inning. 

Rivera went 1-2-3 for his 38th save of the year. His ERA is now at 2.20. 

The future Hall of Famer has gone five straight scoreless appearances since his three blown saves in as many appearances in early August. 


Mariano Rivera picks up 37th save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera nailed down his 37th save Wednesday against Toronto.

Rivera gave up a hit in the ninth but struck out two batters to close out the win. He needed 11 pitches and his ERA is now at 2.25.

Rivera hasn't had too many clean saves of late, but does have three Ks over his last two innings. He's 37 for 42 in save situations on the year.

Mariano Rivera earns win Tuesday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera gave up two hits in a 2-2 ballgame in the ninth inning Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader against Toronto. The future Hall of Famer recorded three outs without giving up a run and earned the win as the Yankees walked off in the bottom half. 

Rivera moved to 4-2 on the season as he needed 16 pitches and threw 14 strikes. His ERA is now at 2.30. The 43-year-old has made three straight scoreless appearances spanning 2 2/3 innings since giving up runs in three straight outings in three consecutive blown saves. 


Mariano Rivera gets back on track


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera notched his 36th save of the season Sunday night against the Red Sox. The veteran right-hander worked his way around a two-out single to David Ortiz and a walk to Jonny Gomes as he forced Jarrod Saltalamacchia to fly out to preserve a scoreless frame and a 9-6 victory.

Rivera had blown three consecutive save chances before Sunday's save. He is four saves away from his ninth 40-save season. He is 36 of 41 in save opportunities with a 2.40 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.


Mariano Rivera shakes off struggles


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera isn't concerned about his performance after blowing three straight save chances, according to the New York Daily News

Rivera said he has stretches like this once per season. He stressed that he's made bad pitches to good hitters recently, and he's been punished by them. Adam Dunn, Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have all taken advantage of Rivera's recent struggles. Rivera stressed that he doesn't focus too much on his bad games. "I don’t pay attention to that stuff. I just try to go out there and do my job. The last three opportunities, I haven’t done it. So we have to continue battling and get better. Have to keep working and eventually it will happen."

Rivera has a 2.44 ERA in 47 games. 



Mariano Rivera wins despite fifth blown save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew his third consecutive save and fifth of the season Sunday at home against the Tigers. 

Starting the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead, Rivera gave up solo homers to Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez as the Tigers tied the score. The Yankees won the game on a Brett Gardner walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth and Rivera vultured the win. 

Rivera gave up two runs on two hits over 23 pitches and improved his record to 3-2 on the year with a 2.44 ERA. Rivera has now allowed five earned runs -- and three homers -- in his last three outings spanning four innings for three blown saves. He's 35 for 40 in save situations this year. 


Mariano Rivera falters again in the ninth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera suffered his fourth blown save of the season Friday night against the Tigers.

Rivera was unable to hang on to a 3-1 lead in the ninth as he served up a game-tying two-run home run to Miguel Cabrera. It was the first time he's allowed a hit to Cabrera. Cabrera became the second player to hit a game-tying home run off the 43-year-old veteran

Rivera allowed two runs on three hits and one walk over one inning of work. He has blown back-to-back save opportunities and owns a 2.08 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of relief.

Mariano Rivera suffers third blown save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera couldn't hold a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning in Chicago Wednesday. He suffered his third blown save of the season to put an end to CC Sabathia's bid for a win.

Rivera allowed Adam Dunn to drive home Gordon Beckham in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score and send the game into extra innings. He ended up going two frames for the Yankees, coming out for the 10th as well. Rivera allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts in the performance. He threw 31 pitches and his ERA is now at 1.70.

The future Hall of Fame closer has two blown saves in his last nine appearances with a win and six saves mixed in. He hit a bump in the road Wednesday but should be fine going forward. He's gone 35 for 38 in save opportunities on the year.

Mariano Rivera earns save no. 35


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera picked up his 35th save by pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 3-0 win over the Padres Saturday. Rivera struck out one batter while bringing his ERA down to 1.56 and his WHIP to 1.12.

Rivera has allowed just two hits and no walks while striking out seven in six innings since the All-Star break.


Mariano Rivera strikes out two in 34th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera protected a 3-0 lead in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning and recording two strikeouts to earn his 34th save. Rivera has blown just two saves while posting a 1.60 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 38:7 K:BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings.

Mariano Rivera earns victory


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitched the top of the ninth inning against the Rays Sunday in a 5-5 ballgame in the Bronx. With New York winning it in the bottom of the ninth, Rivera picked up the victory. 

Rivera improved to 2-2 on the year with a 1-2-3 inning. He needed 12 pitches and lowered his ERA to 1.64. 

The 43-year-old has gone 33 for 35 in save situations and hasn't allowed a run since his last blown save back on July 7. 


Mariano Rivera collects 33rd save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera collected his 33rd save of the season Thursday afternoon against the Rangers.

Rivera allowed a one-out infield single to Adrian Beltre for his only blemish of the afternoon. The right-hander needed just 11 pitches as he tossed a scoreless frame to preserve a 2-0 victory. He has converted 33 of 35 save opportunities and owns a 1.69 ERA through 37 1/3 innings pitched.