Yankees Offseason Notes: Mariano to start throwing soon

The Yankees may have continued to be extremely quiet this offseason, but Mariano Rivera isn’t afraid to make news that has fans buzzing. While hosting a pitching clinic session with young children in Danbury, Connecticut, Rivera stated that he’ll start throwing again in about of week. He also gave more promising news that his knee feels at about “95 percent.”

“It’s not 100 percent.” Rivera told the media. “By the time Spring Training starts, it’ll feel 100 percent.”

Rivera will continue going through the motions, possibly also reporting a bit late to camp as he does every year but he believes that he will be ready to start closing and saving games by Opening Day.

“It needs more strengthening. The five percent will come quick.”

In Other News:

— If the Yankees were hoping for a Lance Berkman reunion–then they will be heavily disappointed. Berkman reportedly signed a deal with the Texas Rangers, possibly to be their DH. The Yankees are still having woes of their own–they don’t have a legitimate catcher (in the fans eyes) and a DH. What could possibly become of the Yankees.

— Also in other news, Yankees PR reported that Mark Teixeira had found a new way to connect with NY Yankees fans–hopping in the same taxi cabs as unsuspecting fans in New York City. I have to say–I’m kind of jealous. Was anyone lucky enough to get a ride with Mark Teixeira?

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on January 5, 2013, in Misc. News, Notes & Links and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great blog! 65 year old Yankee fan here…..

    • There are some younger guys on this blog but, don’t hold it against them.
      As one of the old Yankees fans here, may I welcome you to the old folks home. Have fun, and don’t pick on the kids, they read the revised edition of history!
      Just joking, everyone is ok here again have fun! LOL 🙂

  2. Delia

    Im afraid we are in for a long summer of bad Yankee baseball….. the sons donot have the same passion for the team as their Dad …. their interest is the bottom line….. our GM when he had the freedom to sign and trade for players wasnt very good either constantly over valueing our prospects .or trading more for less, things for 2013 dont look good and worse for 2014 when our best players either retire or leave as free agents…… the sons need to sell before the franchise is completely ruined and we go the way of the Orioles , Indians , mets , twins …. which are/were greedy owners who were of the opinion that a shiny new stadium is the bestway to draw fans and lets not concern ourselves about the product that plays in it…..

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