Rivera May Be Used As Center Fielder
For tonight itll be business as usual because the Yankees are playing the Rays and Tampa Bay is going after a playoff spot, but manager Joe Girardi just told reporters that hes absolutely considering using Mariano Rivera in center field during the final series in Houston.
Rivera has always loved shagging fly balls in the outfieldthats how he injured his knee last seasonand has talked in the past about wanting to play center field, even for just an inning. And why not give him a shot?
Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports