NEW YORK — "Mariano Rivera told the New York Yankees he is accepting their $45 million, three-year offer and will remain with the only major league team he's ever pitched for.
Rivera's agreement is pending a physical."
(AP): "Mariano is obviously someone that we can't live without because he's one of a kind and he's so unique in what he does for us," Alex Rodriguez said. "He's such an unbelievable force in our clubhouse. In many ways he's kind of the voice for a lot of people in there."
- "We've got everybody back," Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner said Monday. "It's good to have both Jorgie and him back.""
From AP report by Ronald Blum, "Rivera Will Accept Yankees' $45 million Offer," published in USA Today,