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Rivera says knee is “95 percent” ready

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mariano Rivera says his knee still isn’t quite 100 percent, but he’s sure it will be in time for spring training.

“It’s not 100 percent. It would be, I would say, 95 percent,” Rivera said today at a youth pitching clinic in Connecticut. “By the time Spring Training starts, it’ll feel 100 percent.”

Rivera told Bryan Hoch that he’s been rehabbing more or less daily, and he plans to resume throwing in about a week.

“It needs more strengthening,” he said. “The five percent will come quick.”





5 Responses to “Rivera says knee is “95 percent” ready”

  1. NYY fan in NH January 5th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    some positive news there… Need a good season out of Mo. I have no worries though with him. Just stay away from the wall at KC

  2. rm January 6th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    A youth pitching clinic in Connecticut. Mo continues to be a real class act.

  3. The Return of Stoneburner January 6th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    11:37pm: The Padres and D’Backs found no match in trade talks about Upton or Jason Kubel, reports Jack Magruder of (on Twitter). San Diego doesn’t want to move Headley and they don’t have a spot for Kubel with Carlos Quentin on the roster.


  4. blake January 6th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    @SportsCenter: BREAKING: NHL, players union reach tentative agreement to end lockout.

    For those who care

  5. blake January 6th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Yea Upton doesn’t make a ton of sense for the Padres…..he’s more expensive than Headley and Headley was better last year

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