Mariano Rivera suffers season-ending injury, vows to continue career
By UNIVISION NEWS
New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera vowed to make a comeback after suffering a season-ending knee injury this week.
Rivera, a future Hall of Famer who is widely considered the greatest closer of all time, tore his ACL while shagging fly balls in the outfield during pregame batting practice in Kansas City on Thursday. At 42-years-old, many feared that the pitcher’s career was in jeopardy.
But on Friday, the native of Panama told ESPN that he would make a comeback.
“I am coming back,” said Rivera. “Put it down. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going down like this. God willing and given the strength, I’m coming back.”
Over his career, Rivera has won five World Series and became the all-time leader in saves. Rivera’s injury put him on the disabled list for the first time in nine years.
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Afro-Colombian Champeta singers want to perform in Cartagena’s Summit of the Americas, a two-day diplomatic meeting in which President Obama and most Latin American heads of state will participate.
But Champeteros have been left out of the program by the summit’s organizers, who have instead asked Colombian pop stars Shakira, Carlos Vives, and Fonseca to perform for international dignitaries attending the high profile event.