(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year $10 million contract, plus incentives, with closer Mariano Rivera, according to sources who spoke to ESPN.
The 43-year-old Rivera played in only nine games in 2012, and had season-ending knee surgery in June.
Rivera, baseball’s all-time saves leader, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in May while shagging fly balls during batting practice in Kansas City. He had been debating if he should come back but notified the team earlier in November that he wanted to return.
Rivera has a lifetime 2.21 ERA, with 608 saves and a 1.00 WHIP during his 18-year career with the Yankees.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN