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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Girardi: I will ask Mo to reconsider

By Andrew Marchand

NEW YORK -- In a conversation with Ian O'Connor on Tuesday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he will talk to Mariano Rivera about changing his mind and playing in 2014. From O'Connor's news story:

Joe Girardi will spend part of the coming offseason advising Mariano Rivera to reconsider his scheduled retirement, the New York Yankees manager told ESPNNewYork.com.

In a wider conversation about Rivera's career Tuesday evening, Girardi was asked how many more seasons he thought his former teammate could continue to close at a high level.

"I don't see any reason why he couldn't do it next year, I don't," Girardi said. "He's made it pretty clear that he doesn't want to [return], but I always say, you know, January rolls around and sometimes you have a different feel about what you want to do."


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