Mariano Rivera arrives on time, ready to work

Mariano Rivera has made it to Yankees camp in what represents a rare on-time arrival for the all-time saves leader, who typically is granted a few extra days before joining the rest of the pitchers and catchers.

Rivera won’t waste any time getting right to work as he returns from his season-ending ACL injury – he’s scheduled to throw a bullpen this morning in front of pitching coach Larry Rothschild, with Minor League catcher J.R. Murphy handling his tosses off the mound.

Other pitchers scheduled to throw bullpens this morning in Group 1 at Yankees camp include Phil Hughes (Francisco Cervelli), Hiroki Kuroda (Chris Stewart) and Andy Pettitte (Austin Romine).

Here’s Group 2: David Aardsma (Bobby Wilson), Tom Kahnle (Kyle Higashioka), Jim Miller (Gary Sanchez), Zach Nuding (Francisco Arcia), Clay Rapada (Murphy).

Group 3: Juan Cedeno (Stewart), Vidal Nuno (Cervelli), Ryan Pope (Romine), Matt Tracy (Sanchez).

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