Rivera throws from a mound, sort of

Mariano Rivera was back on a mound for the first time since tearing his ACL on Friday, but don’t get too excited, he’s not going to be throwing simulated games next week. Via Bryan Hoch, Mo took to the mound and tossed some “prop baseballs” as part of a commercial shoot yesterday. Still, it was Rivera’s first time on a mound in six months, and the Yankees’ closer told Hoch that he felt good about it all the same. “I’m feeling good,” said Rivera. “The rehab has been great; it’s been tough, but at the same time, I’m seeing good results.” And though he said he hasn’t “discussed anything” in terms of a new contract, he reiterated that he’s absolutely coming back for another season. “Like I told you guys before, I didn’t want to go out like that.”

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.