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Report: Rivera to announce retirement plans

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 7, 2013 01:30 PM

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Mariano Rivera, the legendary Yankees closer, will announce on Saturday that he will retire after the season.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that Rivera will hold a press conference in Tampa to unveil his plans. Rivera has been in New York this week on what what was termed personal business.

Rivera was contemplating retirement last season before a knee injury in May ended his season. The 43-year-old righthander has played 19 seasons and has a record 608 saves in 1,051 appearances. He has a career WHIP of 0.99 and a carer ERA+ of 206.

Rivera has pitched in 96 postseason games and allowed 11 earned runs over 141 innings.

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