Report: Rivera is holding out for 4th year guaranteed

Updated: November 16, 2007, 5:13 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Mariano Rivera is balking on a three-year, $45 million offer from the New York Yankees, and the sides have reached an impasse in talks that have revived the closer's call to seriously pursue other offers, Newsday reported Thursday.

Rivera is holding out for a fourth year guaranteed, but the Yankees aren't interested in allowing an extra year to be worked into the contract given the reliever's age, the newspaper reported.

Joe Girardi, the Yankees' new manager, told the Associated ...

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