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Mariano Rivera’s Son Gives Draft Stock Major Boost with Huge Year at Iona
May 21st, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Mariano Rivera's son, who goes by the same name, decided to stay in college after the New York Yankees drafted him last year, and it looks like the youngster made the right decision. ***PHOTO1*** The Yanks drafted Rivera in the 29th round of the draft last June, but he chose to remain...

New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera to Host Youth Baseball ProCamp on May 2nd
April 27th, 2015 at 11:45 PM
New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is doing his part together with Steiner Sports to teach kids about the game of baseball as he prepares to hold a youth baseball camp, coming in May of 2015. ***PHOTO1*** According to a press release from the Yankees, the one-day camp for boys and girls...

Mariano Rivera Praises Alex Rodriguez’s Hot Start; Yankees DH Unsure He Can Keep It Up
April 19th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is off to an incredibly hot start to the season, and Major League Baseball legend Mariano Rivera has taken notice. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera shared his thoughts on Rodriguez's start to the 2015 season with Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News: “I don’t think he’s doing...

Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Explains How Careful Players Must Be to Avoid Positive PED Test
April 18th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
With Major League Baseball players always making the excuse "I don't know how that got into my body" after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera explained how careful he was during his career to not put anything illegal into his body. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera admitted that there are...

Hank Aaron Will Be Rooting for New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez
February 27th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Former home run king, Hank Aaron, has showed his support for Alex Rodriguez this week. Rodriguez is returning to the New York Yankees after being suspended for all of 2014 and he is definitely going to be dealing with more than his fair share of boos this year, so Rodriguez...

Mariano Rivera Jokes with Media That He’s Returning to New York Yankees in 2015
February 25th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
There is absolutely nothing funny about this. New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera played a very cruel joke on the media and Yankees fans on Wednesday when he proclaimed he was back only to let us down a few seconds later. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera showed up to Yankees camp to do his job...

Taking a Look at David Carpenter and the Manny Banuelos Trade
January 5th, 2015 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Manny Banuelos was once regarded as one of the jewels of the New York Yankees farm system. Three or four years ago, it would be inconceivable that the Yankees would trade him for a relief pitcher. The great Mariano Rivera described Banuelos as the greatest pitching prospect he had ever...

Comparing Dellin Betances’ Projections to the New York Yankees’ Recent Closers
December 22nd, 2014 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees enjoyed remarkable consistency at the closer position with Mariano Rivera. He locked down the ninth inning from 1997 to 2013 and was incredibly durable, suffering his only major injury in 2012. When Rivera tore his ACL in early 2012, Rafael Soriano took over as the Yankees'...

Mariano Rivera Endorses Dellin Betances to Be New York Yankees Closer in 2015 Season
December 13th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
A year ago around this time, newly retired closer Mariano Rivera had publicly endorsed his protege and student, David Robertson to become the team's next closer following his retirement from baseball after the 2013 season. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson cashed in on a successful 2014 season as the Yankees closer, converting 39 of 44...

Mariano Rivera on Alex Rodriguez: A-Rod Won’t Be a Disctraction to the Yankees in 2015
October 31st, 2014 at 8:24 AM
It bodes well for Alex Rodriguez when two of the veteran leaders of the New York Yankees locker room publicly speak up for him in Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia, as they are eager to get him back in the lineup. ***PHOTO1*** But when Mariano Rivera, A-Rod's long-time teammate of 10 years...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: David Robertson Likely to Remain with New York Yankees in 2015
October 9th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
With Dellin Betances emergence as a dominating reliever in 2014, it made David Robertson's future with the New York Yankees in doubt, especially because he's a free agent in waiting. ***PHOTO1*** The plan likely was that the Yankees would offer Robertson a one-year, qualifying offer, Robertson would turn it down and then...

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances Shut Down for Rest of Season
September 27th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
New York Yankees reliever and 2014 breakout star Dellin Betances has been shut down for the final two games of the 2014 season after reaching his innings limit. ***PHOTO1*** David Lennon from Newsday has the latest: Betances done for season. Girardi said he's pitched enough innings for this year. #yankees — David Lennon (@DPLennon)...

Joe Torre Jokes That Mariano Rivera Had Work Done Before Derek Jeter Day (Video)
September 8th, 2014 at 2:48 PM
One of the best things about Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium was the fact that we got to see some of the great New York Yankees players from the golden era of the 1990's together again. ***PHOTO1*** One of those moments happened before the day began on Sunday in a pregame...

Former New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)
August 20th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
You can now say the Core Four of the New York Yankees have all taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS. ***PHOTO1*** Jorge Posada was the first one who started the challenges to some of his former teammates, as he got Andy Pettitte to take...

Yankees Notes: CC Sabathia Feared for Career, Mo’s Son Unsigned, and Cool Stats
July 19th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe. ***VIDEO1*** CC Sabathia Talks Surgery CC Sabathia's season will be over after he undergoes arthroscopic surgery on his ailing knee, but the big left-hander feared worse when he first came down with the injury, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: "I was very...

New York Yankees to Celebrate Derek Jeter’s Career with Special Day and Giveaway
July 18th, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The New York Yankees will take their turn celebrating Derek Jeter's career on September 7, when the Bronx Bombers take on the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. ***VIDEO1*** Jeter's special day will include a pre-game ceremony and fans in attendance will receive a commemorative coin that will honor The Captain's illustrious...

MLB Draft 2014: Mariano Rivera on New York Yankees Picking His Son (Video)
June 17th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Mariano Rivera recently discussed what it was like for the New York Yankees to draft his son in the 2014 MLB draft. ***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round of the draft with the 872nd pick. Like his dad, he is also a pitcher, only without the career success his father...

Tony Gwynn is Remembered by New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera (Video)
June 16th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera reflected on the life and career of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn. Rivera and Gwynn crossed paths during their respective careers with their two teams meeting in the World Series in 1998 when the Yankees topped the Padres in four games. Rivera got to...

Bruce Springsteen Seen with New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera’s Book
June 10th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
It seems everyone is flocking to buy New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera's book and Bruce Springsteen is one of the more famous people to make that purchase. ***VIDEO1*** The Boss was seen carrying the book on Monday while walking down the street with a drink in his hand, non-alcoholic. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince...

Mariano Rivera Shows Support for New York Rangers; Hangs Out with Los Angeles Kings Supporter Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
June 9th, 2014 at 2:56 PM
Both of the teams currently in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final certainly have their supporters and fans rooting for the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. Two of which are famous for their respective cities and are legends in their sports. Mariano Rivera, former New York Yankees closer and Kareem...