FoxSports- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tells GM Brian Cashman he wants to pitch next season, according to multiple reports. Rivera, who tore ligaments in his knee last season, is recovering from surgery. Rivera, 42, was 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA last season before the injury. Rivera is baseball’s all-time saves leader with 608. Rafael Soriano, who recorded 42 saves in place of Rivera, opted out of his deal earlier this month. The Yankees offered the reliever a one-year, $13.3 million deal.

Pretty sure I just heard Rafael Soriano’s “Oh Fuck” all the way out here in Jersey. Bye Bye leverage. Mo’s back in 2013 with a fresh arm. Tell Louisville to amp up bat production. Dust off the Metallica album. The G.O.A.T. will once again be jogging out of the bullpen come April.

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