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Posted by: Patrick
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told ESPN that Mariano Rivera is unsure if he will return.

After his injury this season, Rivera proclaimed that he would be back and that he wouldn't "go out like this."

In the clip below, ESPN's Andrew Marchand says that he's been told that Rivera is coming back and suggests that Rivera's change of heart could be due to three things:

1. He says that every year, Rivera goes back home and considers retiring to spend more time with his family. So far, he has come back every year.

2. Rivera could be doubting his ability to still be an elite closer following the surgery.

3. It could be an attempt for leverage in his contract negotiation with the Yankees, as his contract has expired.

Posted by: Patrick
On Thursday, the Yankees season came to an end at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, who swept the team in the American League Championship Series, 4 games to none. And so ends the team's first postseason without Mariano Rivera since 1995.

All of our statistics pages have been updated, in line with the 1995 season. Mariano Rivera has pledged to return in 2012 and we look forward to covering him during this offseason and next season.

Thank you to everyone who has supported MarianoRivera.com during this season.
Posted by: Patrick
On MLB.com, you can watch video of Mariano Rivera throwing out the first pitch prior to the Yankees Game 3 ALDS victory over the Orioles.
Posted by: Patrick
Mariano Rivera threw out the first pitch for tonight's American League Division Series game three. He entered to a familiar song: Metallica's "Enter Sandman."

When Raul Ibanez hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the 12th, Rivera was among the first out of the dugout to celebrate the victory.
Posted by: Patrick
MLB.com reports that, according to Joe Girardi, Mariano Rivera will attend the Yankees home postseason games, with Wednesday night's ALDS game 3 being the first.
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