|Rivera recently returned to the mound for a fragrance ad.|
Rivera is expected to make a full recovery and be back on the mound by early 2013. His agent and general manager Brian Cashman have been discussing negotiations for when he announces his return for one final season as the Yankees closer.
Along with re-signing their closer, the Yankees will be looking for bullpen help to solidify the bridge to Rivera as Rafael Soriano has elected to test free-agency. Soriano has said that he would be open to setting up for Rivera for one year, but he is looking for a closer's role on the market.
The all-time saves leader was 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA prior to his knee injury shagging fly-balls in Kansas City. Any saves in 2013 would be adding to his record 608.
Updtae 11/30: The deal has officially been signed and is for one-year worth $10MM.