If Yankees manager Joe Girardi had it his way, he would want Rivera to stay on another year.
Rivera, 43, is 4-2 with a 2.16 ERA and has converted 40 out 45 save opportunities this season, his 19th in the majors. He has nine 40-save seasons, tying Trevor Hoffman's Major League record.
Girardi said he will try to convince the all-time saves leader to come back for the 2014 season.
"I don't see any reason why he couldn't do it next year, I don't," Girardi said to ESPN.com. "He's made it pretty clear that he doesn't want to [return], but I always say, you know, January rolls around and sometimes you have a different feel about what you want to do."PHOTO GALLERY: Mariano Rivera's Farewell Tour Gifts
"I'm sure I'll talk to him at some point in the offseason," Girardi said, "and ... I'll tell him when the season's over, 'Take a month. Take a month and a half, two months, and make sure this is really what you want to do. Because once you do go, it's hard to come back.'"