Hours after announcing that he would retire after the season, Mariano Rivera reminded teams around baseball that they weren’t done with him yet.

Rivera made his first appearance of the spring Saturday, pitching a 1-2-3 fifth inning in the Yankees’ 2-1 loss to the Braves at Steinbrenner Field. It was Rivera’s first time in a game since he suffered his season-ending knee injury last May 3.

“It’s good to be back on the mound,” Rivera said. “I don’t take it for granted. Almost a whole year without being on the mound, you know? Now I have the chance to be on the mound. I have to enjoy it.”

Rivera got Dan Uggla to pop out to second base to open the inning, then caught both Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson looking at strike three to breeze through the inning. He threw only eight of his 15 pitches for strikes, but Rivera was sitting at 90-91 mph for most of the inning, a good sign for his first outing of the spring.