Mariano Rivera, Yanks finalize deal

Updated: December 15, 2010, 9:09 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees have finalized their two-year, $30-million contract.

The 41-year-old closer receives $15 million in each of the next two seasons, with $1.5 million each year deferred with no interest. The deferred money will be paid in $1 million annual installments starting in 2013.

Rivera was 3-3 with a 1.80 ERA and 33 saves in 38 chances this year. The 11-time All-Star has 559 regular-season career saves, second to Trevor Hoffman's 601, and a record 42 in the postseason.


Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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