Mariano Rivera in 2009

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Rivera Says He Will Begin Working With Yankees In 2019

January 24, 2019 - 3:02 pm


Mariano Rivera was just unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday, but that does not mean he is ready to hang up his cleats entirely.

The Yankees longtime closer intends to serve as a coach for the Yankees in some capacity this year, Rivera said in an interview with MLB Network Radio's CJ Nitkowski.

"I'm going to start working with the New York Yankees and teaching pitching," baseball's greatest reliever said Thursday. "So many guys throw hard but don't have command... We need to teach those boys to pitch... Pitchers are getting away from pitching and are focused on throwing hard." 

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While Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader did discuss his intention to work with the team, his role with the organization is yet to be defined. 

Rivera served as a guest instructor at Yankees Spring Training back in 2015, a year after he retired, where he spent 10 days working with the team's pitchers.