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Baseball notes: Mariano Rivera back on mound for Yankees

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera threw 25 pitches Friday in his first batting practice session since knee surgery last year and said he was happy with the results in Tampa.

‘‘It feels great to be on the mound,’’ said Rivera, who expects to throw BP one or two more times. ‘‘Basically, just wanted to see hitters. I’m excited. Build up, and we’ll go from there.’’

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