Via The Toronto Sun (h/t MLBTR), the Yankees are “quietly closing in” on a new deal with Mariano Rivera. It’ll pay the birthday boy $17M per season, but the team is unwilling to go beyond one year at this point. Earlier today we heard that negotiations are going well, and it sounds like this might be wrapped up very soon.
Update: Eh, looks like the hosers jumped the gun on this one. Brian Costa says the two sides will meet this week then again at the Winter Meetings next week, and the contract is expected to be finalized before the meetings come to an end. Got me all excited for nothing.