Mariano Rivera could pitch again for Yankees this season
Wednesday, July 11 2012 @ 03:34 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Added Pyne to the Post: “(Rivera) will be in the best position to accomplish that goal (pitching this year). He’s got everything it takes to accomplish that. ... If I was putting money on it, I would put my money on Mo.” Also helping Rivera’s case is the revelation that his ACL wasn’t completely torn and that the injury wasn’t to his landing leg. Plus, he was aided by the amount of prehab before the surgery, which was delayed about a month because of a blood clot in Rivera’s calf. “This is a very detailed guy and he did everything right (pre-surgery),” Pyne told the Post. “He strengthened, he got range of motion. He was very functional before surgery. I don’t want to put a percentage on it, but he reduced recovery time by a lot.”
Rivera, MLB’s all-time saves leader with 608, went 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA and five saves in nine appearances before the injury.