Mariano Rivera has a torn ACL. The Yankee legend hurt his knee while shagging fly balls in batting practice today. Both Bryan Hoch of MLB.com and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! have tweeted the news. Joe Girardi confirmed the news to ESPN.
Rivera, 42, was in his 18th season with the Yankees and has 608 career saves. Rivera had hinted that this could be his final season. His first season was 1995. In 1996, Rivera was the set up man and in 1997 he took over as the full-time Yankees closer. New York won 5 World Series with Rivera in the bullpen.
I’m sure there will be plenty more tomorrow, but for now, here is what could be Rivera’s final entrance from Monday night against Baltimore. He worked the 9th and got the save.
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