New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to announce retirement on Saturday
I can report #Yankees have 10 am press conf sked Sat at Steinbrenner Field at which Rivera is set to announce retirement after '13 season— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) March 7, 2013
Rivera is entering his 19th season, all with the Yankees. He debuted as a starting pitcher in 1995 before a breakthrough season as a setup man in 1996. After assuming the closer's role full time in 1997, Rivera established himself as the game's best reliever, leading the Majors in saves three times. His 608 career saves are tops on baseball's all-time list.
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