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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera hints 2012 could be his last

Tampa : FL : USA | Feb 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM PST
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News sources NBCSports.com and Associated Press. Tampa Florida. New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano "Mo" Riveria 42, said Monday the 2012 Major League Baseball season could his farewell to playing baseball.

Mariano said he will make the announcement whether he will return to play in the 2013 Major League Baseball season or retire until "maybe October."

Rivera is the all time saves leader with 603 career saves. Rivera said Monday "My kids want me to stay home, I had to tell them, I have a job to do. I have obligations."

Rivera had an operation in December to remove a polyps from his vocal chords. Rivera was unable to talk for one week after the operation but his thankful the operation was a success and the illness was not cancer related.

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