When the Yankees come to town this weekend to face the Royals in a three-game set starting Friday, closer Mariano Rivera plans to be in the Kauffman Stadium outfield shagging flies before the games.
That may seem odd to some fans, because last year Rivera tore the ACL in his right knee while shagging fly balls at The K.
“Nothing is going to change. I'm going to do what I love to do,” Rivera told reporters Wednessday before the Yankees played at Colorado. “Yes, I got hurt like this. But I'm going to enjoy it. It's nothing to regret.”
In fact, Rivera said he will talk about the accident with reliever David Robertson while they play the outfield.
“It's a new year, with new experiences,” Rivera said. “I'm healthy. When we're in center field we laugh about things. We will remember that. I guarantee you that.”