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Report: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will retire after 2013 season

03.07.13 at 1:19 pm ET
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Mariano Rivera

According to multiple reports, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is set to announce that he will retire after the season.

The Yankees reportedly have planned a press conference for 10 a.m. Saturday at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.

Rivera, a 12-time All-Star, has 608 saves, 1,119 strikeouts and a 2.21 ERA in 18 seasons, all with the Yankees. The 43-year-old Panamanian missed most of last season after tearing his ACL on May 3 while shagging fly balls in the outfield before a game in Kansas City.

Rivera helped the Yankees win five World Series. He was named MVP of the 1999 World Series as he recorded two saves and a win in New York’s sweep of the Braves, allowing no runs in 4 2/3 innings.

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