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Rivera to return in 2013

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[2]Mariano Rivera wants to pitch again.

As first reported by Erik Boland, [3] Rivera informed general manager Brian Cashman that he wants to pitch next year, and the two sides will begin working on the details of a contract to make that happen.

“Mo called me yesterday and said he wants to pitch again in 2013,” Cashman said in a brief phone conversation. “So me and (agent) Fernando Cuza will bang out the details.”

Cashman would not speculate on whether negotiations will be quick and easy or long and complicated.

“I don’t anticipate anything either way,” Cashman said.

No surprise, but Cashman said he has not heard any response to the Yankees three qualifying offers, and he doesn’t expect to hear anything until the end of the week when Hiroki Kuroda, Rafael Soriano and Nick Swisher have to make a decision.