Mariano Rivera Injury

Mariano Rivera injury could end career

Fri, 04 May 2012 07:25:14 -0700 Mariano Rivera drifted back to the outfield wall, just like he'd done in batting practice so many times before, baseball's greatest closer tracking down another fly ball with childlike joy.

Mariano Rivera Breakdown: Fantasy Moves to Counter Closer's Season-Ending Injury

Fri, 04 May 2012 07:02:23 -0700 Twelve hours later, I still can't believe it. The unfortunate sight of Yankees closer and future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera tearing his knee (ACL) while shagging fly balls in batting practice on Thursday, before the Royals and Yankeesstarted a four-game series, still has me searching for answers. Of my recollection, it may be the most bizarre on-field, pregame injury involving a star player …

No Mo! Yankees Great Mariano Rivera Suffers Possible Career-Ending Injury

Fri, 04 May 2012 05:20:57 -0700 The greatest "closer" in Major League Baseball was chasing a fly ball during batting practice when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Mariano Rivera Injury: Yankees Closer Carted Off After Hurting Knee …

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says closer Mariano Rivera has a torn right knee ligament, an injury that could potentially end his career. The 42-year-old right-hander was carted off the field after twisting his right …

Mariano Rivera's Injury Is A Torn ACL, Yankees Announce …

"It appears he has a torn ACL … If that's what it is, it's pretty much as bad as it gets. This is bad. Good teams find a way to overcome things. "There are a lot of things in life that make you feel hopeless. Injuries are not one of …

Mariano Rivera Injury: Yankee Closer Hurts Knee Before Game …

Thursday night in Kansas City, Mariano Rivera was shagging fly balls during the Yankees' pregame activities when he apparently suffered a knee injury, and was placed on a cart and taken from the…

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  • Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadline Today, Do I Need To Make Changes To My Team? Hey there, I’m in 8-team league (H2H) currently in 1st by 6 gms. I like my team despite injury problems I have. I was going to trade batters I had on my bench for an Ace or a Closer but injuries to star players have made me reconsider.

    Scoring Categories are:
    Batting: H, RBI, HR, AVG, BB, K, SB
    Pitching: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, HLDS, QS

    My team:
    C – Carlos Santana
    1B – Joey Votto
    2B – Chase Utley, Rickie Weeks (on DL)
    SS – Jose Reyes, Jhonny Peralta
    3B – Michael Young
    OF – Jay Bruce, Lance Berkman, Melky Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez(on DL)
    1 Util position I use for Peralta
    SP – Jered Weaver, David Price, Hiroki Kuroda, Jeff Karstens, Ryan Vogelsong, Johnny Cueto, Kyle Lohse
    RP – Mariano Rivera, Drew Storen, Francisco Cordero, Johnny Venters

    I wanted to acquire an Ace or Closer but considering my team has no real weaknesses (only 2 losses, 1 tie all season), I feel like its best to not make any moves. What do you think? Should I make changes and if so, who should I look to acquire?
    he is on my team:|

  • Anonymous says:

    Do You Think Mariano Rivera Deserved To Be Named An All-Star? People are saying Derek Jeter shouldn’t have been an All-Star, but why didn’t anyone say anything about Mariano Rivera’s selection? Or Alex Rodriguez, for that matter? Like Jeter, they both also hav a lot of past laurels.

    Oh well. All three pulled out because of “injuries” so I guess this is moot point anyway.

    • Curator says:

      What are you talking about?
      Mariano Rivera has a 1.71 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 33 saves.
      But Alex Rodriguez doesn’t deserve to get in?!
      Alex Rodriguez is CLEARLY deserving- he’s the best 3rd baseman in the AL so far this season!

  • Anonymous says:

    Baseball:How Come So Many People? Are withdrawing from the all star game? A-Rod (He does have an injury though), Derek Jeter (His injury isn’t that bad), Mariano Rivera, CC, David Price and others? Why are so many people withdrawing from the game? Seems like it’s fewer than it was last year.
    AL Champs:What’s with all the hate? IT’s just a curiosity damn

    • Curator says:

      Don’t worry about the AL Champs guy. He’s a douche, whom I blocked, and I advise you to do the same.

      This is off-topic, but you need to stop kissing Jamaican Man’s ass, bro. He’s a big-time Laker/Kobe hater, so if you’re friends with him, then your loyalty to the Lakers is questionable.

  • Andy Pettitte Announces His Retirement Today. “It Wasn’t There Like I Wanted It To Be” What Are Your Thoughts? Andy Pettitte announced his retirement Friday, settling his own future while putting a large question mark besides that of the New York Yankees pitching staff.

    Pettitte said he reached decision when spending some time on his Texas ranch.

    “When I digged deep down in and I did some soul-searching—I don’t even know how to explain,” Pettitte said. “It wasn’t there. It wasn’t there like I wanted it to be there.”

    On Tuesday, he called Brian Cashman to give the general manager the verdict: One of the most accomplished pitching careers in Yankees history was over. Pettitte was retiring after 16 major league seasons, 13 in pinstripes and five of those ending with World Series titles.

    Pettitte said he felt a “tremendous obligation” to return after New York failed in its pursuit of ace pitcher Cliff Lee. Pettitte knows his retirement leaves New York with only three starting pitchers pencilled in for next season: C.C. Sabathia, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett.

    However the fire to compete from April through October had vanished, a realization that grew on him during the two months he spent on the disabled list with a leg injury last summer.

    “I’m ready to go pitch in spring training right now if I had to. My arm feels great. My body feels great. Been working out extremely hard for about the last 3 1/2 weeks, and I know that my body would get to where it needs to be,” he said. “But my heart’s not where it needs to be.”

    He almost retired after 2008 but wanted to pitch in the new Yankee Stadium. He almost retired after 2009 but wanted to defend the World Series title. There was no such lure after 2010.

    “I just feel like that my heart is not fully, completely sold out to do this again, and to do what I feel like I need to do as a player on the New York Yankees,” he said. “It just didn’t feel right for me anymore, didn’t have the hunger, the drive that I felt like I needed.”

    Pettitte didn’t completely rule out a 2012 return but said he couldn’t envision that happening. Pettitte recalled Tino Martinez telling him he had played a year too long.

    He finished with a 240-138 record and 3.88 ERA. He set a major league record for postseason wins, going 19-10 with a 3.83 ERA. He was a three-time All-Star.

    “I’ve never considered myself a Hall of Famer. I feel honored that people are talking about it, never dreamed that I would be able to be talked about,” he said.

    While he can’t place himself in the ranks of Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, half of his Core Four teammates, there’s pride that he even would be considered for Cooperstown.

    “I guess I’ve got to be close to having those credentials or you guys wouldn’t be talking about it as much as they do,” Pettitte added.

    Pettitte said the upcoming trial of former teammate Roger Clemens played no part in his decision. Clemens has been indicted on charges he lied to a congressional committee when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Pettitte admitted using human growth hormone and gave Congress a statement saying Clemens told him he had used HGH; Clemens testified Pettitte didn’t remember the conversation correctly.

    “That has not had any effect, I mean zero, in my decision,” Pettitte said. “It’s had no impact on my life.”

  • According To The Yanks Will Try & Get Mark Prior And/or Kerry Wood If They Don’t Get Lee Your Thoughts? Here is the story->

    The Yankees and Rangers are both interested in righthanded pitcher Mark Prior, the onetime phenom who hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2006 because of repeated injuries. If the Yankees don’t get Cliff Lee, their next pitching target would be Kerry Wood, who excelled for the Yankees as a set-up man to Mariano Rivera late last season after coming to New York in a trade with the Indians. It would be interesting if the Yankees signed both Prior and Wood, who were the co-aces of the Chicago Cubs staff when they advanced to the National League Championship Series in 2003.

    • Curator says:

      I was about to say that it would be a waste of money for the Yankees to do that. Then I realized it’s the Yankees and they can afford the to take the risk, and eat up a bad contract if things turn for the worse.

      I say why not? Give two past “studs” a shot at glory once again. And if it doesn’t pan out right, then what do the Yankees lose? A few million dollars here and there? I think they can afford that. And I doubt either pitcher can do that much worse than AJ Burnett.

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