(JUPITER, Fla.) — New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is expected to announce on Saturday that he will retire at the end of the upcoming season, according to ESPN. A news conference is planned for 10 a.m. Eastern at the Yankees’ spring training camp in Tampa, Florida.
The 12-time All-Star played in just nine games in 2012 before tearing the ACL in his right knee. He suffered the injury last May while shagging fly balls in the outfield during warm-ups before a game in Kansas City.
In his 18-year Major League career, the 43-year-old Rivera has 608 saves along with a 2.21 ERA. He has won five World Series championships during his time with the Bronx Bombers.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN