Monday, September 29, 2008

Rivera to Have Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Mariano Rivera, New York YankeesAccording to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has opted for surgery to clear up some calcification in his throwing arm. The procedure is expected to be Oct. 6 and will be performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Rivera, who had been throwing with shoulder pain all season, notched 39 saves and posted a 1.40 ERA. He should be ready for Spring Training.

This season Rivera surpassed Lee Smith for second place on baseball's all-time saves list with 482 in the regular season, plus 34 more in his playoff career. He is signed through 2010.

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