Here’s some good news: Mariano Rivera will throw in the bullpen tomorrow for the first time.
Rivera has been limited to playing catch and participating in defensive drills so far as he recovers from shoulder surgery. Because he needs only 8-10 innings, the Yankees are being cautious with him. But Rivera will take the Carl Pavano Memorial Half Mound tomorrow morning for a few tosses.
The hope is to get him in a game on March 17. That would give him enough time to be ready for Opening Day.
Jorge Posada also went through his throwing program today back in Tampa. He seems over his little bump in the rehab road last week.
No news yet on A-Rod’s hip. Once we find out, it will be posted. As of an hour ago, he was being examined in Colorado.