Yankees legend Mariano Rivera isn't looking too far ahead into his future -- even with a potential spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame looming.
Rivera, who continues to hold the record for the most saves of all time, with 652, will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. When he was asked about it, he simply said "maybe," according to the New York Post.
Rivera said he has leaned on Trevor Hoffman, who was already inducted, for advice about the Hall of Fame process. He said at the appropriate time he will discuss his case for the Hall of Fame.
"Right now I don't know what to expect," Rivera said. "It will be something that will bring me home when I was a little one in Panama and now to be considered to be on the ballot is just amazing. Again, I can give you a better answer when the time comes.''
Rivera retired after saving 44 games in 2013 and winning AL Comeback Player of the Year honors. He finished with a 2.21 career ERA in 1,283.2 innings across 19 major league seasons, all with the Yankees.
He was a 13-time All-Star, five-time World Series champion, and the 1999 World Series MVP. He was also the MVP of the 1996 ALCS.