Report: Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Suffers Knee Injury During Batting Practice

Friday May 4th, 2012

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera suffered a right knee injury in Kasnas City tonight during batting practice, according to He had to be carted off the field.

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Rivera, who routinely shags fly balls in center field and hopes to play the position in a game once before he retires, was injured just after 7 p.m. Manager Joe Girardi was among the Yankee contingent watching him propped onto the back of a flatbed truck and carried off the field.

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