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From Tyler Kepner:

Rivera, 38, is the other star free agent the Yankees had hoped to retain before other teams could talk money with him. The Yankees recently improved their offer to Rivera to $45 million for three years, which would easily surpass the salary of the Mets’ Billy Wagner for the highest among closers. Wagner averages $10.75 million a year.

But while Rivera also wants to return, his agent, Fern Cuza, said last week that he planned to test the market. Rivera was in the Dominican Republic yesterday and told The Associated Press: “The Yankees are my first option. But if that is not possible, there is Joe with the Dodgers.”

Thanks YankeeUniverz.