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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Mariano Rivera, recovering from a strained right shoulder, is set to rejoin the New York Yankees.

Rivera reported no problems Wednesday, one day after the closer pitched two scoreless innings in a rehabilitation start for the Yankees' Gulf Coast League team.

``I'm going up today,'' Rivera said after working out at the Yankees' minor league complex. ``I feel great. It was a good day today. No concerns. I'm ready to go.''

Tuesday's outing was the All-Star reliever's first game action since July 20. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 26, two days after experiencing continued tightness in his shoulder while playing catch in the Yankees' bullpen before a game at Cleveland.

The right-hander allowed two singles, hit a batter, picked a runner off first base and struck out two against Kansas City minor leaguers. Rivera, who threw 20 of 31 pitches for strikes, reached 94 mph.

Rivera's shoulder tightened after he made just six pitches July 20 against Boston. An MRI exam revealed the strain, but no other damage.

Rivera is 1-4 with a 3.06 ERA and 24 saves in 28 chances this season. He was on the disabled list from June 10-25 with a strained right groin. It was only his second trip to the DL, with the other coming in 1998, when he also had a groin strain.