LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow was diagnosed with a ligament tear in his right elbow and was told he needs Tommy John surgery. Wholesale Lightning Jerseys . The team said Thursday that their first-round draft pick in 2007 was examined last week by team physician Neal ElAttrache, who diagnosed a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Withrow, who last pitched for the Dodgers on May 20 in New York, was placed on the disabled list and will consult another doctor next week before deciding his next course of action. Last week, the 25-yuear-old Texan was demoted to Triple-A Albuquerque. He had a 2.95 ERA in 20 appearances this season, with 28 strikeouts and 18 walks in 21 1-3 innings while holding opposing hitters to a .143 batting average. Five of his outings lasted longer than one inning. “Chris has always been a guy that weve paid attention to,” manager Don Mattingly said. “And when weve used him, you never knew how he was going to bounce back the next day — whether we used him one inning or two innings. “He pitched the night before he went down. He was throwing 95, and he got guys out in the eighth. So there was nothing that were trying to hide here,” Mattingly added. “It is a blow for us because hes a guy with a power arm and power stuff. But we got caught up in a numbers game. So it wasnt that he didnt deserve to be here.” On April 27 against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, Withrow walked the bases loaded in the eighth inning and Mattingly had enough confidence in him to let him get out of the jam. He did, striking out Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki to help preserve a 6-3 victory. “I remember taking questions about him the day he pitched with the bases loaded and got Tulo and Cargo out. 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Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead — only to concede a fluke equalizer.EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Second-year defensive end Damontre Moore is finally going to get a chance to show the New York Giants what he can do.It just may not be as a starter.The third-round pick is going to get extra playing time against Tennessee on Sunday because defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers were placed on injured reserve earlier this week.Anytime an opportunity presented itself in the past, Ive taken advantage of it, Moore said Thursday after practice. Ive been waiting for it a long time. Im just waiting to step up. Ive been preparing a lot and then I had a lot of great veteran leadership that was in front of me within these past two years.It is uncertain whether Moore will start at left end for Mathias Kiwanuka (knee).With Jason Pierre-Paul starting on the right side that would give the Giants (3-9) two dynamic pass rushers and two playmakers. Moore, however, is not good against the run and that is a concern for defensive co-ordinator Perry Fewell.His other option would be to start tackle Cullen Jenkins at left end and have Moore be the main backup at both ends. The Giants are deep at the tackle spot.The problem is Jenkins has missed four of the last five games with a calf injury and he was limited at practice on Thursday.Fewell has been blunt talking about Moore. While general manager Jerry Reese has said that he wants to see Moore play more, Fewell has repeatedly said the athletic lineman has not been consistent at practice.When asked if Moore was ready to be an every-down lineman, Fewell said no.Wed like for him to play the run stouter than he plays it right now, but I think that hell be in a rotation, he said. He wont be an every down defender for us.Fewell said the 256-pound Moore needs to get stronger and be more disciplined.Moore said its obvious he is a better past rusher at this point. Adidas Slater Koekkoek Jersey. Seeing limited action, his three sacks are fourth best on the team.Experience is our best teacher. Ive had two years to get bigger, stronger and faster and just hone my skills and just take advice from Jason Pierre-Paul, who is such a great mentor, Moore said. Honestly, like I said, Im just ready to go out there and prove to everybody that I can do it.Moore acknowledged that he has been not had the best practice habits.I think thats one of those things that I internally have to fight with, he said. Being a young guy and being so accustomed to coming in, playing early as a true freshman in college, I felt like something was supposed to be given me, which, at this level, nothings going to be given to you. I feel the same type of way and thats my fault. I prolonged that process.Moore has one advantage this weekend. The former Texas A&M product played against Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger in a game against LSU.Hes going to compete and hes going to talk trash, Moore said. Thats one of those quarterbacks that I like to play against.NOTES: RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) missed his second straight practice, so expect rookie Andre Williams to see more action. If Jennings cant play, recently signed Orleans Darkwa would be the No. 2 back. He has been limited to special teams that last three weeks. …LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) also didnt practice Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. With Williams and Mark Herzlich (concussion) not practicing, the Giants have only three tested linebackers Spencer Paysinger, Jameel McClain and Devon Kennard. Fewell plans to use his safeties more to compensate. …Special teams co-ordinator Tom Quinn will have to wear a boot for 4-to-6 weeks after tearing a calf muscle on Sunday.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘
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