According to the New York Daily News, the all-time saves leader will find out next week whether or not he's going to need vocal cord surgery.
“Every time I talk, it gets worse and worse,” the future Hall of Famer said while hosting 42 children and their families for a Thanksgiving meal at his New Rochelle restaurant, 42 Clubhouse Grill. “I thought it was a little simple thing and I went to the doctor and she said they might have to do something. I think they have to scrape them.”
It’s not clear yet if the procedure will affect the closer's preparations for the 2012 season.
Rivera, who turns 42 next week, became baseball's all-time saves leader this past September. He finished the season with 44 saves in 49 opportunities...making him the first pitcher over the age of 40 to save at least 40 games in a season
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