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It hardly comes as a surprise. I've been implying that this announcement was coming for a while now. But it's still newsworthy when Mariano Rivera is planning to announce his retirement and it certainly appears as though that's what's happening again.
Joel Sherman first reported the story a few hours ago, tweeting that a press conference has been scheduled for 10AM on Saturday at Steinbrenner Field at which Mo is expected to announce that he will retire after this season. Mo himself wouldn't confirm the report when asked at camp today, but it sounds like this is the real deal.
Of course, the original plan was for Mo to retire after last season, but that plan got derailed when he suffered his season-ending ACL injury. Now he's recovered and appears to be on track to start the season so it's as good a time as any to get the formalities of announcing this out of the way. As I said last week, it's never fun to think about Mo retiring, but if it gives us another shot at having a true "Season of Mo" then I guess I can live with that.