Rangers closer Joe Nathan and former Texas closer John Wetteland, who was succeeded as the Yankees closer in 1997, will participate in the ceremony scheduled to start at 12:50 p.m. The Rangers and Yankees will play the final game of a four-game series at 1:05 p.m.
Rivera is concluding a 19-year career with the Yankees. He has two saves and seven scoreless innings in five postseason appearances at Rangers Ballpark.
Nathan and Rivera were linked together in Tuesday's All-Star Game at New York's Citi Field. Rivera pitched the eighth inning -- American League manager Jim Leyland wanted to make sure the future Hall of Famer pitched in the game -- and that Nathan to pitch the ninth inning and earn the save in a 3-0 AL victory.
Nathan gave Rivera the game ball from the victory.
Rivera is the all-time leader in both regular season (638) and postseason (42) saves. He is 2-2 with a 2.47 ERA and is 19-for-21 in his save opportunities at Rangers Ballpark, the most career saves for an opponent in the ballpark.