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Posted by: Patrick
Earlier this month, a physical therapist that Mariano Rivera is working with said that he couldn't rule out a 2012 return for the reliever.

Brian Cashman, on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio, ruled it out today. He also called Dr. Keith Pyne, the aforementioned physical therapist, "unprofessional" for commenting as he did.

"No," he said when asked if there was a chance Mo would be back, according to Bryan Hoch. "I mean, his physical therapist that he's working with, I thought was unprofessional and went public with things. I mean, medical personnel should be quiet. And it's not our physical therapist, it;s someone he;s got that we've signed off on. But, those guys should not be doing interviews and he provided an interview that was, you know, not a fair reflection of where this player's at. His over-enthusiasm, I thought, provided improper information. He's not coming back this year and I wish he was, I wish he was, but unfortunately people get excited. They want to get their name out there for whatever reason and so he got a day in the sun, but he'll be proven wrong in the end, unfortunately. So, he got all our fans excited and a lot more media attention for myself to deal with, but he's not coming back this year. I wish he was."

When Pyne spoke to the Post, he did not say Rivera would return this year. He said that there was a possibility, given Rivera's progress, makeup and the time frame of recovery.

Via Mike Axisa.
Posted by: Patrick
The New York Post reports that Mariano Rivera will appear at Siro's Trattoria at The Lodge in Saratoga Springs, New York, for a charity dinner. In addition to a meal, attendees will receive an autographed baseball and will be able to take a photo with Mr. Rivera.

Tickets cost $500 and can be purchased by calling (516) 355-4514. The restaurant is located at 1 Nelson Avenue. Proceeds will benefit The Mariano Rivera Foundation.
Posted by: Patrick
Mariano Rivera opened the New York Stock Exchange today by ringing the opening bell and giving a rather strong swing with a gavel. Watch the clip below.


Via SportsGrid.
Posted by: Patrick
Mariano Rivera's Facebook page announced that he will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on July 18. The market opens at 9:30 AM ET.
Posted by: David
Mariano Rivera will be a guest on the Michael Kay Show today. His show is heard on ESPN Radio at 98.7 on the FM dial. He will discuss the possibility of a return during the 2012 season.
Posted by: Patrick
Joel Sherman of the Post spoke with Dr. Keith Pyne, who Mariano Rivera is working with closely to rehab from his torn ACL injury.

Though Pyne is careful to temper his remarks with the right amount of caution for fans, he also refused to rule out a return for Rivera in 2012. According to the doctor, Rivera is a unique specimen, among the "top 10 percent" of the over 1,100 athletes he's worked with. The rehab process is going really well. He is also helped by the fact that the injury was not to the leg he lands on and that it was a partial tear and not a full tear.

In the article, Yovani Gallardo is pointed to as an example. He tore his ACL on May 1, 2008 and returned later that year on September 25 to pitch in game 1 of the Division Series. Rivera tore his on May 3 of this year. But, according to Jay Jaffe, that may be the fastest return ever and, as he and Sherman both point out, Gallardo was 20 years younger than Rivera is.

Via Brew Crew Ball.