Mariano Rivera tears ACL
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi made the announcement that Rivera has a torn ACL and will require surgery. It is likely that this will end his season.
Rivera has been baseball’s premier closer for the last 15 years. He’s the anchor of the Yankee bullpen and this is a big blow to a pitching staff that entered the 2012 season with a lot of question marks.
Rivera twisted his knee while he was shagging fly balls in the outfield during Yankees batting practice at Kaufmann Stadium.
The loss of Rivera is welcome news to the Tampa Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and the surprising Baltimore Orioles who all see a chink in the Yankee armour.
… and thats the Last Word.