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Mariano Rivera, 43, retiring after 2013

Updated: March 9, 2013, 3:04 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The greatest closer of all-time, Mariano Rivera, will retire at the end of the 2013 season.

In a news conference at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Saturday morning, the 43-year-old Rivera made the expected announcement official with his family, Yankee owner Hal Steinbrenner and all his teammates, led by Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, at his side.

"After this year, I will be retiring," said Rivera, flanked by his wife, Clara, and his two sons.

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