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Mariano Rivera expects to be 100 percent by spring training

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11:09 AM ET 01.06 | Mariano Rivera's surgically repaired right knee still isn't completely healthy. "It's not 100 percent," Rivera said of the torn ACL he suffered May 3. "I would say it's 95 percent. By the time spring training finishes, it will be 100 percent." The Yankees once again will rely on the 43-year-old Rivera to ignore his age and remain the top closer in the game. They don't figure to have a backup plan, since Rafael Soriano is almost certain to sign elsewhere. Despite his knee not being full strength, Rivera said he expects to have a "normal" spring training -- with one slight alteration. He will start throwing "in another week or so. That I will start early."

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January 6, 2013  11:21 AM ET

What Else Could You Say, Bro?

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January 6, 2013  11:41 AM ET

In my heart, Mariano will always be 100%, he does a lot for The Kids in The Community!!!!

January 6, 2013  12:25 PM ET

mariano rivera may be playing his very last season,,,

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