Bloomberg—October 7, 2008
Rivera had the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder repaired by Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the team said in a statement.
The Yankees' closer pitched through the injury the entire Major League Baseball season, saving 39 games and compiling a 1.40 earned run average.
New York signed the 38-year-old right-hander to a three- year, $45 million contract in December. He has 482 saves, second-most in baseball history, during his 14-year career with the Yankees.
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