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#1swisher
05-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Mariano Rivera was carted off the field, injured while shagging balls in BP. No other info at this time.

MLB

BREAKING: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera injured during batting practice tonight in Kansas City. More details to come

FULL STORY: Mariano Rivera carted off with apparent right knee injury suffered while shagging flies during BP:

http://www.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120503&content_id=30328258&vkey=news_nyy&c_id=nyy&partnerId=aw-4806630704920405756-996

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Hope he's okay. Rivera's one of two Yankees (Granderson) that I have respect for.

Lip Man 1
05-03-2012, 06:38 PM
Wonder if he was hit by a ball?

Lip

ChiSoxGal85
05-03-2012, 06:39 PM
just saw video of how he hurt it...does not look good, he planted a foot and then went down in severe pain. :(:

I have a lot of respect for him, too...I hope he's ok.

Edit: He was shagging balls in the outfield during BP. Apparently he did that routinely. He was reaching for a fly ball when it happened.

doublem23
05-03-2012, 06:40 PM
This was going to be his last year, too, right? Crappy.

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 06:45 PM
I'm waiting for someone to come here and argue that that he shouldn't have been on the field, and that the injury is Girardi's fault.

WhiteSox5187
05-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Wonder if he was hit by a ball?

Lip

No, obviously this is just speculation on my part but when I saw the replay on MLB Network my first thought was "That looked very similar to what happened to D-Rose."

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-03-2012, 06:57 PM
I'm waiting for someone to come here and argue that that he shouldn't have been on the field, and that the injury is Girardi's fault.

Your insinuation would hold more water if this happened when the Yankees had him in there in the 9th inning of a 7-1 lead.

ChiSoxGal85
05-03-2012, 06:57 PM
No, obviously this is just speculation on my part but when I saw the replay on MLB Network my first thought was "That looked very similar to what happened to D-Rose."
I thought the same thing, but didn't want to say it. :(: MLB Network says for right now they're calling it a twisted knee, and an MRI is scheduled for tonight.

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Your insinuation would hold more water if this happened when the Yankees had him in there in the 9th inning of a 7-1 lead.

It would, but this is the next best thing. Well, expect maybe having Rivera pinch-hit and try to bunt in an IL game. :cool:

DumpJerry
05-03-2012, 07:03 PM
I'm waiting for someone to come here and argue that that he shouldn't have been on the field, and that the injury is Girardi's fault.
It's Coach Thibs' fault.


ESPN has pre-empted all programming, the purple bunting is being hung....

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-03-2012, 07:06 PM
It would, but this is the next best thing. Well, expect maybe having Rivera pinch-hit and try to bunt in an IL game. :cool:

Point taken.

It sucks, especially if he's out for the year, and this was supposed to be his swan song.

If he does miss the rest of the season...does he try to come back next year?

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Point taken.

It sucks, especially if he's out for the year, and this was supposed to be his swan song.

If he does miss the rest of the season...does he try to come back next year?

I would think the competitor in him comes back in 2013. This situation reminds me a little of Dominik Hasek when he was still playing in Buffalo. After the Sabres won the Stanley Cup in '99, Hasek announced that he was planning to play one more season, after which his family would move back to the Czech Republic, so that his children would have a chance to see how their parents grew up. This ended up not happening after Hasek missed a significant portion of the following season with injuries.

#1swisher
05-03-2012, 07:14 PM
MLB

UPDATE: Mariano Rivera diagnosed with twisted right knee, will have MRI tonight

Here's video
http://www.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120503&content_id=30328258&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb&partnerId=aw-7585495147197471184-996

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 07:26 PM
MLB

UPDATE: Mariano Rivera diagnosed with twisted right knee, will have MRI tonight

Here's video
http://www.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120503&content_id=30328258&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb&partnerId=aw-7585495147197471184-996

The look on Alex Rodriguez's face says it all. The Yankees are nothing without Rivera.

chisoxfanatic
05-03-2012, 07:41 PM
That's awful! He's one of the greatest closers in the history of baseball. I wonder if that will be it for his career.

WhiteSox5187
05-03-2012, 08:15 PM
MLB

UPDATE: Mariano Rivera diagnosed with twisted right knee, will have MRI tonight

Here's video
http://www.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120503&content_id=30328258&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb&partnerId=aw-7585495147197471184-996

That looked way more severe than just a twisted knee. I have seen guys twist their knees and they can hobble around a bit, Rivera had to be carted off.

tstrike2000
05-03-2012, 10:42 PM
With a torn ACL for Rivera, I'm curious how the Yankees are going to handle the bullpen.

ilsox7
05-03-2012, 10:42 PM
Torn ACL.

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 10:44 PM
With a torn ACL for Rivera, I'm curious how the Yankees are going to handle the bullpen.

Well, the Red Sox have already scooped up Mark Prior, so that's one option out the window. :cool:

Edit: Perhaps the Yankees would be interested in Ohman.

ChiSoxGal85
05-03-2012, 10:45 PM
Maybe Danks can close. :angry:

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 10:46 PM
Maybe Danks can close. :angry:

I don't know. As closers work with a lead, he's likely to set a blown saves record by the AS Break.

WhiteSox5187
05-03-2012, 10:47 PM
Well, the Yankees have a pretty effective setup guy with David Robertson who could become a closer. They also have Rafael Soriano who has had some success as a closer in the division.

RKMeibalane
05-03-2012, 10:49 PM
I wonder if these storms are actually George Steinbrenner throwing a tantrum within the cosmos. :?:

soxfanreggie
05-03-2012, 10:56 PM
I don't think you'll see too many stud pitchers catching flies in the OF now.

DSpivack
05-03-2012, 11:19 PM
I wonder if these storms are actually George Steinbrenner throwing a tantrum within the cosmos. :?:

I don't think they notice flyover country storms back east in Boston and New York. Only when they get storms, then it's STORM OF THE CENTURY there.

Viva Medias B's
05-03-2012, 11:37 PM
I don't think they notice flyover country storms back east in Boston and New York. Only when they get storms, then it's STORM OF THE CENTURY there.

And Jim Cantore has to be there. If a storm were to come, George would fire Mother Nature.

doublem23
05-03-2012, 11:42 PM
Guy who was hitting BP when Mariano hurt himself? Jayson Nix.

palehozenychicty
05-03-2012, 11:51 PM
That's awful! He's one of the greatest closers in the history of baseball. I wonder if that will be it for his career.

He's the best, in my mind. Better than Smith, Eckersley, and Hoffman.

This guy did it for 15 years with one pitch.

DSpivack
05-03-2012, 11:52 PM
And Jim Cantore has to be there. If a storm were to come, George would fire Mother Nature.

:rolling:

thomas35forever
05-04-2012, 02:13 AM
That would be one helluva way for baseball's last No. 42 to go out and not the good kind.

soxfanatlanta
05-04-2012, 06:20 AM
I think he will come back.

Yep.

Chez
05-04-2012, 08:40 AM
Damn shame for Mo. Maybe KW can shake down Cashman by offering Thornton or Crain?

tstrike2000
05-04-2012, 09:34 AM
Damn shame for Mo. Maybe KW can shake down Cashman by offering Thornton or Crain?

Two of our best relievers? For who?

kittle42
05-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Two of our best relievers? For who?

Any good prospect.

Chez
05-04-2012, 09:57 AM
Any good prospect.

Yep. And I was throwing out the possibility of dealing either Crain or Thornton -- not both.

salty99
05-04-2012, 10:27 AM
What a shame. I think it's crazy that BP is still going on while they are trying to cart him off.

gobears1987
05-04-2012, 11:51 AM
that's not how I wanted to see him end his career. He was too good to go out like that.

slavko
05-04-2012, 03:03 PM
I'm waiting for someone to come here and argue that that he shouldn't have been on the field, and that the injury is Girardi's fault.

Beat me to it.

#1swisher
05-04-2012, 04:56 PM
MLB

I'm coming back. Write it down in big letters. I'm not going out like this." - Mariano Rivera to reporters today.
1hr

Mariano Rivera
Thank you fans, friends and family for your prayers, well wishes and support. I will be ok. I will be back
53m

RKMeibalane
05-04-2012, 05:03 PM
MLB

I'm coming back. Write it down in big letters. I'm not going out like this." - Mariano Rivera to reporters today.
1hr

Mariano Rivera
Thank you fans, friends and family for your prayers, well wishes and support. I will be ok. I will be back
53m

I would have expected nothing less. Rivera will be back in 2013.

downstairs
05-04-2012, 05:36 PM
I would have expected nothing less. Rivera will be back in 2013.

I hope so, but its partially out of his control. If he can't pitch well, he's done. Even if the worst happens, I hope they at least have him pitch in a send-off game. Maybe if the Yankees are up by 8 runs or something.

doublem23
05-04-2012, 05:40 PM
I hope so, but its partially out of his control. If he can't pitch well, he's done. Even if the worst happens, I hope they at least have him pitch in a send-off game. Maybe if the Yankees are up by 8 runs or something.

Yeah we'll see how he responds to treatment. 43 years old and rehabbing from an ACL tear isn't exactly going to be a walk in the park.

Boondock Saint
05-04-2012, 05:40 PM
I hope so, but its partially out of his control. If he can't pitch well, he's done. Even if the worst happens, I hope they at least have him pitch in a send-off game. Maybe if the Yankees are up by 8 runs or something.

The bigger issue is that his contract expires after this season.

doublem23
05-04-2012, 05:49 PM
The bigger issue is that his contract expires after this season.

Yeah but if there's one team that can swallow a huge contract for sentimental reasons, it's the Yankees

http://onpointsportsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/jeter_headshot.jpg
What's that?

Boondock Saint
05-04-2012, 05:51 PM
Yeah but if there's one team that can swallow a huge contract for sentimental reasons, it's the Yankees

Touche.

#1swisher
05-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Mariano Rivera had a blood clot in his right calf, no date has been set on his right knee surgery.

http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com/2012/05/09/rivera-had-blood-clot-in-calf/?partnerId=aw-8182694525094016372-996