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Rivera tests groin with bullpen session

Updated: September 5, 2009, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera threw "almost 20 pitches" in a bullpen session Saturday and reported no pain in his sore left groin, meaning he might be able to return to the mound Sunday.

"I wasn't expecting to feel anything," Rivera said before the Yankees played the Blue Jays. "That's how minor everything was. I just have to make sure that it's ready."

Rivera, 1-2 with a 1.78 ERA and a major-league leading 38 saves, first began to feel sore Aug. 15 in Seattle. The 39-year-old ...

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