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Report: Yankees hope to sign reliever Mariano Rivera before next week

Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera is looking for a one-year deal with the team. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees hope to sign reliever Mariano Rivera to a new contract before the winter meetings next week, reports ESPN.com.

Rivera, who made $15 million last season, missed nearly all of last season after tearing knee ligaments in his right knee last May.

Rivera has already informed Yankees general manager Brian Cashman that he plans on returning. Cashman and Rivera's agent, Fernando Cuza, have been discussing the parameters of a new deal. Rivera is expected to sign a one-year contract in what could be the final season of his career.
Rivera, 42, is MLB's all-time career saves leader, and had five saves with a 2.16 ERA last season before being injured.

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