Dodgers' Torre would love to have Rivera in bullpen
NEW YORK -- Joe Torre figures Mariano Rivera will end up staying with the Yankees. If not, the Los Angeles Dodgers' new manager has an open spot waiting in his bullpen.
"Anybody who doesn't want him is crazy. Let's put it that way," Torre said Wednesday evening.
The Yankees offered the All-Star closer a $45 million, three-year contract to stay in New York and were waiting to hear back. If he accepts the deal, Rivera would be by far the highest-paid relief pitcher in baseball.