Mariano Rivera is reportedly ready to hang up his cleats. Reports are coming out that the Yankees closer will make 2013 his final season in Major League Baseball. The 43-year-old is set to make the official announcement Saturday from spring training. Rivera is the most respected closer in all of baseball. His retirement will leave the Yankees with a situation of trying to find a guy to fill his shoes. That task isn’t going to be easy. Rivera has set the mark so high that who ever the men in pinstripes hire is going to have to earn the spot.

Rivera has been with the New York Yankees since he made his MLB debut on May 23, 1995. Rivera has 12 All-star appearances,he is a 5 time world series champion, he has won the Rolaids Relief Man Award 5 times, he won the Delivery Man of the Year Award 3 times, he won the World Series MVP Award (1999). The Rivera legacy is going to be a tough act to follow….


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