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Mo looks like Mo in spring debut

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Eleven pitches. Eight strikes. Two called third strikes. Side retired.

Yes, Mariano Rivera is back. I watched his inning of work last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and it made me smile.

After off-season shoulder surgery, Mo looked like Mo in his first appearance of the spring.

“I feel real good,” Rivera said. “I don’t want to say I was expecting this, but I was happy with the results. It went well. Location. Pitches. I think everything will be fine.”

That is the best news the Yankees have had so far this spring.