Report: Rivera to announce retirement plans

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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