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Mariano Rivera at Yankees camp

Updated: February 18, 2011, 8:53 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Call off the Mariano watch. The New York Yankees closer has arrived.

Mariano Rivera arrived in camp Thursday morning after a three-day delay while tending to his ailing family back home in New York.

"I'm here and I'm ready to work," a fit-looking Rivera said. "I feel great, but I haven't done any throwing yet. Talk to me later after I throw."

Rivera's absence was authorized by the Yankees after the closer reported that his wife and three boys were down with ...

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