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Mariano Rivera Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Recovery

Rivera is well on his way to returning for the 2013 MLB season, as the New York Yankees reliever pitched an inning in a simulated contest Thursday morning.

According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Rivera took to the mound and tossed 18 pitches, while also doing his first fielding work of spring training.

The 43-year-old began throwing to batters a week ago, but was untested with his glove. He was required to make three plays in the inning, covering first on a bunt, fielding a bunt towards first and stopping a dribbler near the mound.

Rivera underwent surgery on a torn ACL on his right knee a bit over 10 months ago and seems to be rehabilitating at a pace he is pleased with. He told the gathered media in Tampa (via Matthews):

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