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Rivera to rest sore groin

Updated: September 3, 2009, 12:58 AM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has soreness in his left groin, an injury that could sideline him into the weekend.

Rivera said he first began to feel sore on Aug. 15 in Seattle. The right-hander has pitched in five games since then, including Monday and Tuesday, when he recorded his 37th and 38th saves against Baltimore.

"I've had groin issues, but this is new. It's the left leg, which is good because you don't push off that leg," Rivera said. "It just happened ...

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