Mariano Rivera threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Three last night, but he still isn’t close to throwing a meaningful pitch in an actual game following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. The best reliever in baseball history told Steve Zipay that he’s “feeling much better (and) in process of doing some jogging, running,” during a charity even at LaGuardia today.
Last week we found out that Mo was throwing off flat ground against doctor’s orders in August, so you know he’s itching to get back. The team has been adamant that he will not return this year however, no matter how far the Yankees go in the postseason. They’re focused on 2013.