(prensa.com) Panamanian Mariano Rivera has signed a two-year, $30 million contract to continue playing for the New York Yankees.
The relief pitcher had 33 saves in 45 games this year. Rivera, the most valuable player of the World Series in 1999, turned 41 on Nov. 29.
He has been with the Yankees for 15 seasons.
Meanwhile, Panamanian Carlos Lee, who plays for the Houston Astros, said Friday that he is “100 percent healthy” and is ready to lead the team in 2011.
Lee, 34, had a down year in 2010 because of injuries. He is in Panama to spend the holiday season with his family.