New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera suffered a right knee injury in Kasnas City tonight during batting practice, according to MLB.com. He had to be carted off the field.
BREAKING: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera injured during batting practice tonight in Kansas City. More details to come.—
New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 03, 2012
Rivera, who routinely shags fly balls in center field and hopes to play the position in a game once before he retires, was injured just after 7 p.m. Manager Joe Girardi was among the Yankee contingent watching him propped onto the back of a flatbed truck and carried off the field.
No further information is yet available about Rivera’s injury.