Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rivera’s Shoulder Surgery a Success

Mariano Rivera, New York YankeesMariano Rivera, the New York Yankees’ 38-year-old closer, had successful surgery his right shoulder yesterday. He is expected to resume throwing in January, five weeks before spring training opens.

Rivera converted 39 of 40 save chances this year; his 1.40 ERA was his best since 2005.