Enter Sandman. Mariano Rivera will continue to pitch and he will do so for the New York Yankees. Baseball’s all time saves leader and perhaps the most dominating relief pitcher in baseball history has reached a one year deal worth $10 million.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports the deal has incentives which could make the total payout to Rivera even higher. Rivera turned 43 on Thursday.
The guaranteed $10 million is a paycut from the $15 million he made in 2012. Rivera tore his right ACL and missed most of 2012, he is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
While the Yankees re-signed their closer they appear to be on the verge of losing catcher Russell Martin. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed the 29 year-old backstop to a two year deal worth $17 million.