HOUSTON — Mariano Rivera's baseball career is No Mo.
Two days after his emotional Yankee Stadium farewell, Rivera said he won't pitch this weekend during New York's season-ending series at Houston and that his mound days are over.
"I'm done, guys," Rivera, 43, told reporters before Saturday's game. "I'm done."
Rivera announced in March that he'd retire at the end of this season and he said he wanted give all he had before leaving the game. He feels like he did that this season.
"I think I squeezed every ounce of fuel that I had in my tank, and it's empty," Rivera said. "I have nothing left. I gave everything that I had."
Rivera's 1,115th and final regular-season appearance came Thursday, when he entered with one out in the eighth inning against the Rays and retired four straight batters before longtime teammates Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came out to remove their friend from his home finale.
"I know that was the perfect moment to leave the game," Rivera said Saturday.
"I think Thursday was the day that I left everything on the field. I was, I won't say hurt, but sore. I was pitching with tremendous soreness in my arm. But at the same time, I was giving everything."
Rivera said he had been pitching in pain for a while, at one point referencing his elbow, but he would not elaborate on the exact problem.
"That's something that we don't talk about," Rivera said. "That's something you manage."
BIG DEAL FOR PENCE: Hunter Pence pleaded ignorance as his Giants teammates greeted him with hugs and backslaps when he arrived at AT&T Park. Pence and San Francisco reached a tentative agreement on a $90 million, five-year contract, pending a physical. "I can't say too much until it's official," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's good news. I couldn't be happier for Hunter."
COLLINS TO RETURN: Terry Collins is close to an agreement to remain manager of the Mets through 2015. The team is expected to announce his extension at a news conference Monday.
LIRIANO VS. CUETO: Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano will face Reds RHP Johnny Cueto in Tuesday's NL wild-card game in Pittsburgh.
GENEROUS FAN: The 12-year-old who retrieved Alex Rodriguez's record 24th grand slam ball from the stands at Yankee Stadium said he gave it back because he felt the slugger had "worked hard" for the feat and deserved it. Steven Gieseler Jr., of East Islip, scooped the ball from beneath a seat as Rodriguez rounded the bases in a game against the Giants on Sept. 20.
CUBAN STAR ON MARKET: Cuban 1B Jose Dariel Abreu, an All-Star in his home country who is considered a potentially elite power hitter, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball and is free to sign with any team. Abreu, 26, defected from Cuba earlier this year.
BREWERS: GM Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he plans to open talks about a long-term contract with SS Jean Segura, 23, in the offseason.
INDIANS: CF Michael Bourn returned to the starting lineup for the first time since spraining his left wrist Tuesday.
ORIOLES: OF Michael Morse has possible ligament damage in his left wrist and might need surgery. … The team plans to tender a contract to closer Jim Johnson in the offseason, mlb.com reported.