New York Yankees jerseys closer Mariano Rivera, who as the career saves leader in Major League Baseball has nothing left to prove, believes he’s starting to run low on ammunition.
“I have just a few bullets left,” Rivera told reporters Saturday in Tampa, Fla., confirming he would retire after the 2013 season. “I am going to use them well.”
Rivera, who tore his right ACL in a game last April and had surgery that forced him to miss the remainder of the season, has previously hinted that this would be his final season but Saturday’s press conference with his family and teammates looking on made it official.
“It’s not too easy when you come to a decision like this, but I would like to say that it has been an honour and a privilege to wear the pinstripes uniform that I have worn proudly for so many years through good times, great times and times of learning processes,” he said. “It has been wonderful.”
Rivera made his spring debut Saturday, striking out two in one inning of work.
Rivera, a 12 time all star and five time World Series champion, holds the MLB record for most career saves in the regular season, with 608, and the playoffs, with 42.
ORTIZ STILL HURTING
Boston Red Sox jerseys slugger David Ortiz could open the season on the disabled list.
The Red Sox jerseys on Saturday sent Ortiz to have an MRI done on his heels in the hopes it would reveal the source of his discomfort. Ortiz, 37, missed all but one game after hurting his Achilles tendon last July and the injury has lingered through the off season. “Our goal is to have David in our lineup for the greatest number of games that we can throughout the course of the year. It’s not like April 1 is a drop dead date for an entire season. We’re not going to rush to any decision where we’re saying, ‘You know what, Opening Day is out.'”
LINCECUM GOOD TO GO
Tim Lincecum is set to rejoin the San Francisco Giants jerseys starting rotation after missing two spring starts due to a blister on his right hand.
The former Cy Young winner threw 32 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, the final test before he’s allowed to start again. He’s expected to go to the mound Tuesday against San Diego.
Rzepczynski, who was playing with Randy Choate, cheap Seth Maness jersey and cheap Lance Lynn jersey on Friday, attempted to hit his second shot on the second hole at the Admiral’s Cove golf course in Jupiter, Fla., when his teammates think a piece of debris flew up and hit him in the left eye.
“At first, he was swiping like baseball jerseys form china he had something that had gone in his eye,” Lynn said. “Then I saw some blood above his eye. I don’t think it was the ball that hit him. I think it was mulch or an acorn or something like that. I wasn’t close enough to see what it was or what happened, but I’m pretty positive that it wasn’t the ball.”
After a visit to the doctor, Rzepczynski told Choate his eye was “bruised” and his vision was returning. Guerra will need surgery and is expected to miss three months . Corey Hart of the Milwaukee Brewers jerseys can increased his rehab activity after a MRI showed his surgically repaired right knee has healed enough to allow it. Hart, who had surgery in January, is still at least two weeks away from baseball activity . Drew, who signed a one year deal with Boston during the winter, was hit in the head by a pitch from cheap Caleb Thielbar jersey of the Twins jerseys on Thursday . Baltimore Orioles jerseys outfielder cheap Nick Markakis jersey will have an MRI on his neck Monday. Markakis hasn’t played since March 1 but manager Buck Showalter said the test is precautionary.