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Mariano Rivera unavailable again tonight

Jul 5, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

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Barring an emergency situation, the Yankees will be without Mariano Rivera for a second straight night.

According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Rivera still felt some tightness in his right triceps muscle while long-tossing with Boone Logan before tonight’s game against the Indians.

“I feel better today but I think we’re going to do another day off,” Rivera said about an hour before the beginning of Tuesday night’s game between the Yankees and Indians at Progressive Field. “I felt it a little bit. I could pitch, yes, but if they can get by another day, it would be much better. And wiser I would say so.”

While Rivera maintained that he is “not concerned” about the injury, he acknowledged that “after 17 years of doing this you’re going to have some soreness.”

Rivera, 41, has a 1.91 ERA, 21 saves and a 28/5 K/BB ratio over 35 appearances this season. He is currently on pace for 68 appearances, which would be his most since 2005.

  1. jimbo1949 - Jul 5, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Takin’ good care of the franchise.

  2. SmackSaw - Jul 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    It’s the beginning of the end and it’s about damn time.

    • Kevin S. - Jul 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM

      You stay classy, San Diego.

  3. pisano - Jul 5, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Like I said earlier Robertson will more than suffice.

  4. trevorb06 - Jul 6, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Hello Francisco and welcome to the dark side of New York.

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