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Rivera becomes highest paid closer with Yankees' deal

Updated: November 20, 2007, 9:49 AM ET
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It looks like Yankees fans won't have to get used to a bunch of new faces after all.

As Alex Rodriguez and the team nears a new deal, Mariano Rivera told the Yankees on Monday that he will accept their three-year, $45 million contract offer.

Earlier this month, the Yankees agreed with longtime catcher Jorge Posada on a four-year, $52.4 million deal.

"We've got everybody back," Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner said Monday. "It's good to have both Jorgie ...

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