|The great Mariano Rivera will grace us for one more season. (US Presswire)|
Uber closer Mariano Rivera has agreed to terms with the Yankees on a $10 million contract for the 2013 season, reports CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman. Heyman also reports that, in addition to the guaranteed $10 million, Rivera's new contract will include bonuses based on awards and incentives benchmarks.
The 43-year-old future Hall of Famer pitched just 8 1/3 innings this past season before severely injuring his knee while shagging flies. In June, Rivera underwent surgery to repair his ACL and meniscus, and earlier this month he resumed pitching from a mound. Barring a setback, he might be fully recovered by the start of the season.
One of his countless merits: Among pitchers with at least 1,000 innings pitched, Rivera owns the lowest park- and league-adjusted ERA in baseball history. He's also posted sub-2.00 ERAs in each of last four full seasons, so even at an advanced baseball age, Rivera remains an elite, shutdown closer.