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Yankees’ Mariano Rivera coy about future, promises announcement at ‘right moment’

02.14.13 at 7:49 am ET

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said Wednesday he has made a decision about his future, and he will announce at some point before Opening Day whether or not this will be his final season.

“I will tell you guys when I think it’s the right moment,” Rivera told the press at spring training in Tampa, Fla.

Rivera, 43, tore his ACL last spring and had surgery June 12. He threw 25 pitches off a bullpen mound Wednesday.

“It was wonderful to be out there again,” he said.

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