Rivera announced to the media Wednesday that he has come to a decision on whether or not he will be returning to the Yankees following the 2013 season. But he didn’t announce his decision just yet.
“Yes, I have,” Rivera said when asked if he’d made a decision. “But again, I will tell you guys when I think it’s the right moment.”
Last June, Rivera underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee — an injury suffered while shagging fly balls in right field before a game in Kansas City. Rivera missed the latter part of the 2012 season.
Rivera, now 43, expects to make a full recovery by Opening Day. After finally making his way back to the mound and throwing 25 pitches Wednesday, Rivera had this to say: “It was wonderful to be out there again.”