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BOSTON -- Even if the Detroit Tigers decide to stand pat at the trade deadline, it appears they will make a big addition to their lineup soon. Custom Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys .Right fielder J.D. Martinez, who sustained a fractured elbow last month, is headed to join the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens in Durham, N.C., to begin his rehab assignment Tuesday. In what stands as his first significant step back toward a return, Martinez will start out as the designated hitter in the Triple-A Toledo MudHens lineup before resuming duties in the outfield.Im excited because were still in the race, Martinez said following the Tigers 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday night.Martinez said getting his bat and timing back up to speed remains his biggest priority at the moment. He faced live pitching for the first time during the teams most recent road trip in Chicago and said he felt off following a five-week layoff.Rusty, he joked. My swing -- brutal.Martinez said that throwing from the outfield is not an issue at this point. He can already hit a cutoff man throwing from 150 feet. He feels that swinging the bat, which he expects will put more pressure on his healing elbow, will be a bigger issue.But he also has been assured that he wont risk reinjuring his elbow by coming back as soon as possible, as the injury is a pain-tolerant one.[General manager Al Avila] has expressed that he doesnt want me to rush it, Martinez said, though he feels that, even if hes not 100 percent, he can continue to help the Tigers lineup.The 28-year-old, who led the team with 38 home runs last year, had 12 homers, 39 RBIs and was hitting .286 when he suffered the injury after a collision with the right-field wall in a series against the Kansas City Royals in mid-June.Im trying my best to hurry up and get back, Martinez said. We still have a lot of games behind?Cleveland?to make up.Following Mondays victory, the 52-48 Tigers trail the AL Central-leading Indians by 5.5 games and are four back in the wild-card standings. Corey Graham Jersey . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. Chris Maragos Jersey . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. http:///...cher-cox-jersey.html . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. MINNEAPOLIS -- In a story Dec. 14 about the suspensions of 10 University of Minnesota football players over an alleged sexual assault, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the alleged attack. It was Sept. 2, not Sept. 3.A corrected version of the story is below:10 suspended Minnesota players wont play in Holiday BowlUniversity of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says 10 players suspended from the team wont play in the upcoming Holiday Bowl against Washington StateBy STEVE KARNOWSKIAssociated PressMINNEAPOLIS -- The 10 Minnesota football players who were suspended this week following a fresh investigation into an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus apartment in September will not play in the Holiday Bowl against Washington State.The same incident led to three-game suspensions of four of the players earlier this season and now they are benched again along with six of their teammates.Ray Buford Sr., the father of defensive back Ray Buford Jr., said the new suspensions resulted from an investigation by the universitys Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action that was separate from earlier investigations into the alleged assault in the early hours of Sept. 2. He confirmed that an attorney for his son and other players planned to appeal.Buford Jr., KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson and Tamarion Johnson were suspended for three games when their names came up in the police investigation. A restraining order filed by a woman who made the allegations prevented the players from being at TCF Bank Stadium on game days because she was involved in game-day operations.But the players were not arrested, prosecutors decided not to press charges and the players returned to the team. The restraining order was lifted after a settlement on Nov. 2.Coach Tracy Claeys said he couldnt discuss specifics due to privacy laws, but that the suspensions wouldnt be a distraction for bowl preparations.As far as the bowl prep goes, in football its a team sport and the next person has to step up, Claeys said Wednesday evening at a bowl news conference in San Diego. Well be fine. Weve got a competitive group of kids and well get them ready to play.Pressed on whether any of the suspended players were key contributors, Claeys said: Im not going to answer any more questions about that. This is about the game, the University of Minnesota vs. Washington State. Weve have enough guys to play. Last time I checked it only takes 11 on each side of the ball and a few for special teams. So weve got enough left to do that and well get them prepared to go and our kids will play hard.The university announced the new suspensions Tuesday night without disclosing why and officials remained silent on the reason Wednesday. The other six players are defensive backs Antonio Shenault and Antoine Winfield Jr., running backs Carlton Djam and Kobe McCrary, and quarterbacks Seth Green and Mark Williams.Hardin and Winfield are starters and Buford and Shenault are key reserves.Due to privacy restrictions relating to student educational data, there is nothing further the university can share, the school said.In an email to school supporters, university President Eric Kaler said the players will miss the Dec. 27 bowl game in San Diego. His mmessage did not give the reason for the suspensions, citing the students privacy rights. Dallas Thomas Jersey. The need to take actions like this is incredibly disappointing, Kaler wrote.Kaler said the decision was made by Claeys in consultation with athletic director Mark Coyle. He said he supported the decision, and that it was based on facts and the universitys values.Our leaders make these decisions with the interests of our entire community in mind, regardless of timing or competitive considerations, he said.According to police records released Wednesday, the woman told police she was drunk when she was sexually assaulted in Djams apartment by several men, including some of the suspended players. She said her sexual contact with two men may have been consensual, but her contact with four of them was not. Several players told police it was consensual.One investigator watched a video Djam took of the incident.She appears lucid, alert, somewhat playful, and fully conscious; she does not appear to be objecting to anything at this time. ... (She) sounds as though she is somewhat intoxicated, but is not slurring her words and is certainly conscious and aware of what is going on, he wrote. She does not appear to be upset by the sexual activity and does not indicate that she wants it to stop ... and the sexual contact appears entirely consensual.Buford Sr., a Detroit police officer who serves as security director to the citys mayor, said he has seen the EOAA report and that it appeared the office concluded the players were guilty, in contrast with police and prosecutors who found insufficient evidence to press charges and the judge who lifted the restraining order. He said the players who were not suspended earlier were accused of being in the apartment that night.Somehow this EEOA has come up with something different. ... Its beyond me. It just reeks to the high heavens, Buford Sr. said.While prosecutors need to be able to prove a criminal case beyond a reasonable doubt to get a conviction, the university uses a lower standard of proof for alleged violations of its student code, requiring only that it is more likely than not that a violation occurred.Lee Hutton, an attorney for several of the players including Buford Jr., did not return messages from the AP. He told the Star Tribune that the suspensions stemmed from the same incident that led to the earlier suspensions, and he told KMSP-TV that he planned to file an appeal on behalf of all the players involved and that he may ask a court to stay the suspensions.Buford Sr. confirmed the accuracy of a letter obtained by KSTP-TV that was sent to his son that said the EOAA had found him responsible for several violations of the universitys Student Conduct Code, including harm to a person, sexual misconduct, violation of university rules relating to sexual harassment and persistent violations of the code. The letter offered him the choice of accepting expulsion to resolve this matter informally.---AP Sports Writer Bernie Wilson in San Diego contributed.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Wholesale Authentic JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Jerseys 2018Cheap Nike NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2020Jerseys From China ' ' '
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