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.