Latest Mariano Rivera News

Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Oct. 15, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs. The 29-year-old right-hander won twice for Houston in the AL Division Series, allowing only one run in 15 2/3 innings. He'll take the mound Tuesday in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the New York...

Yankees hope rested relievers key to postseason success

Oct. 8, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman threw just 70 pitches in September. Alone among major league teams, the Yankees never used a pitcher three days in a row during the regular season. A bullpen featuring Chapman, Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino, Chad Green and Tommy Kahnle is a relief for New York fans and...

CC Sabathia sheds tears as family reads tributes

Sep. 22, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia wiped tears with his hands and the top of his size 56 jersey. Honored at Yankee Stadium ahead of his retirement at season's end, his sentimental side emerged as his wife, mother and children read tributes during a video displayed on the center field scoreboard. "This is the...

Trump honors Yankees' Rivera with Medal of Freedom

Sep. 16, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has given the Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera. Trump, a Yankees fan, praised Rivera on Monday as "maybe the greatest pitcher of all time." Rivera is a relief pitcher who spent his entire 19-year-career with the New York...

Boone, Gardner, Yanks again hammer umps, beat Indians 6-5

Aug. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Again, again and again, the New York Yankees kept hammering away. At the umpires — and the Cleveland Indians, too. Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the Yankees threw another severe temper tantrum Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team...

'Summer of Rivera' closes with Yankee Stadium celebration

Aug. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking his familiar position on the Yankee Stadium rubber, Mariano Rivera wound up and delivered his famed cut fastball to his son, Mariano Jr. It was high and outside, but no one seemed to mind. The pitch came Saturday during a pregame celebration for baseball's greatest closer and capped...