Yankees Rivera Has Surgery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera had
surgery today on his right shoulder and is expected to resume
throwing in three months. That's a month ahead of spring training.

The operation was performed by the New York Mets medical
director, who operated on Yanks catcher Jorge Posada's shoulder
last summer. Dr. David Altchek shaved a calcified joint on the top
of Rivera's shoulder.The 38-year-old Rivera had 39 saves this year, and his 1.40 ERA was his best since 2005.


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