Report: Mariano Rivera to retire after 2013 season

Mariano Rivera appears to be pitching his final season in pinstripes in 2013. Credit: Getty Images
Mariano Rivera appears to be pitching his final season in pinstripes in 2013.
Credit: Getty Images

The greatest closer of all-time will give it a go just one more time.

The New York Post’s Joel Sherman tweeted Thursday afternoon that Mariano Rivera has scheduled a news conference for Saturday morning to announce the 2013 season will be his last.

Rivera, 43, announced earlier this spring he had already made a decision on whether he would retire after the season, but wasn’t ready to announce it yet. He said he would tell everyone before spring training ended.

Sherman did add that Rivera was always subject to changing his mind, but the “time and room are booked for his retirement announcement.”

Rivera made similar statements before the 2012 season, saying he had made his mind up about whether 2012 would be his last season. He did not, however, make the decision public despite speculation it would be his final year.

All that changed May 3 in Kansas City when he tore his ACL shagging fly balls in center field before a game. He said soon after he would return for 2013.

Rivera has yet to throw in a spring training game as he recovers from surgery, but is expected to throw this weekend. He has been throwing bullpen sessions and took part in a simulated game this past week.

The all-time saves leader (608) is considered to be the best relief pitcher in MLB history. He burst on the scene as a shutdown set-up man for John Wetteland in the Yankees’ 1996 title season and took over the closer role in 1997. He has a career ERA of 2.21 and WHIP of 1.00. He is a 12-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.