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Yankees: Mariano Rivera Coming Back For One More Year

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees runs in from the bullpen across the outfield grass to pitch against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Legendary closer Mariano Rivera and the Yankees have made it official – the all-time saves leader still wants to close games and the Yankees still want the ninth inning to begin with the Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’.

‘Mo signed a one-year deal worth $10-million dollars on Thursday – the same day her turned 43 years old – with incentives that could reportedly get him another $5-million dollars.

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 4: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees is interviewed outside of team's clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium May 4, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Rivera tore an ACL while shagging balls during batting practice before a game against the Kansas City Royals on May 3. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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That would match the $15-million he made last year, despite his season ending ACL tear while shagging fly balls prior to a game in Kansas City – something he’d done for years without injury.

After the ugly injury, Rivera made clear his intentions to return, telling reporters to ‘write it down in big letters’ that he would rehab and make a comeback, insisting he couldn’t ‘go out like this’.

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