HOUSTON (AP) -- Mariano Rivera says he won't pitch again before retiring on Sunday.
Rivera last pitched on Thursday night in the season finale at Yankee Stadium. He made a tearful exit to a standing ovation when Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came from the dugout to remove him with two outs in the ninth inning of a loss to Tampa Bay.
Rivera had expressed interest in playing center field earlier this week. But on Saturday he had a change of heart, saying that he didn't think his knee was up to it.
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