Mariano Rivera says there’s “no chance” he’ll pitch in Panama games


No surprise here, but Mariano Rivera told Anthony Rieber there is “no chance” he will pitch when the Yankees play a pair of exhibition games in his native Panama next month. Mo will be there as a promoter and to do charity work, but not play. Not gonna lie, it would have been neat to see him on the mound one more time, even in a meaningless game.

The Yankees and Marlins will play two games at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City on March 15th and 16th. Those will be split squad games — the Yankees have regular Grapefruit League games scheduled for those two days as well.

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  • Tanuki Tanaka (Formerly Bob Buttons)

    I’ll take it as a yes as to him playing CF.

  • Barb


  • W.B. Mason Williams

    So you’re saying…

  • http://RiverAve.Blues Joseph

    Mariano had an absolutely perfect send off for the best closer that will ever draw a breath. See him on the mound again for what??? He probably hasn’t touched a baseball in 5-6 months. Mariano is WAY too smart to entertain an idiotic idea like that.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Mo should throw out the ceremonial first pitch except change it up and make him throw out the ceremonial last pitch, after the game is over.

      • Chris Z

        And here to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the 9th inning please welcome the sandman! Mariano Rivera!

      • pat

        I like this idea. Rangers did something similarly unique with Pudge in 2012. He threw his ceremonial first pitch from home to second.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewallbreakers Scully