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Joe Montana Jersey Rangers closer Joe Nathan said he has been asked to pitch in the World Baseball Classic. Nathan was contacted by Joe Torre, who will manage the United States team this spring.

“Joe Torre called and said they had interest,” Nathan said. “I asked if I could give him an answer in a couple of weeks, and he said that wouldn’t be a problem. I’ll talk to the Rangers about it. We’re looking to see if that’s the best plan going into the season. If we don’t think it will affect me too bad, it would be an honor to play in it.”

Joe Montana Jersey  Nathan was on the United States team in the inaugural tournament in 2006 while with the Twins, but he decided against playing in ’09.

Third baseman Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz said they are planning to play for the Dominican Republic. Like Nathan, Beltre played in 2006, but did not play in ’09.

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“You get to play for your country, it’s good competition and the fans like it,” Beltre said. “I’m looking forward to playing for my country and winning. The fans in our country take a lot of pride in how we do over here. We’re not happy how the last [tournaments] ended up, not even going to the finals. We want to show we’re better than that. I want to be a part of it and beat Japan.”Joe Montana Lights Out Black Jersey.

Cruz played for the Dominican Republic in 2009.1989 Joe Montana Jersey.

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Ed Reed texted’s Albert Breer on Wednesday to say that barring a last-second change, he will sign with the Houston Texans.J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey.

Not long afterward,’s Ian Rapoport caught up with Texans owner Bob McNair after the NFL Annual Meeting closed in Phoenix and discussed the probable Hall of Fame safety’s future in Houston Texans J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey.

“Ed Reed is a terrific fit for us because we’ve got some DBs who are really good at playing the run, good at covering,” McNair said. “We don’t have the ball skills that I’d like for us to have. We play all of the top quarterbacks in the league, and we needed a free safety back there that had some outstanding ball skills.

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Reed leads all active players with 61 career interceptions. J.J.Watt Jersey Truthfully, Reed became more of a priority after the Detroit Lions signed Glover Quin, so the Texans needed to replace that talent on the back end. We’ll see if Reed can manage more than the three-year, $12 million contract he initially declined, according to The Baltimore Sun.

So much for Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s gut feeling that Reed would be back in Baltimore.

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Ed Reed and the Houston Texans J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey have agreed to a three-year contract with a maximum value of $15 million,’s Albert Breer reported late Thursday. Breer cited a source involved in negotiations in adding that the contract will pay Reed $6 million the first year.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported earlier that Reed arrived at the Houston airport late Thursday to sign the contract Friday morning. Houston Texans J.J.Watt Realtree Collection Camouflage Jersey

Houston Texans J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey  owner Bob McNair told’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday that Reed will help fill a need for the last season’s AFC South champs.

“We play all of the top quarterbacks in the league, and we needed a free safety back there that had some outstanding ball skills,” McNair said.

Reed became a priority for the Texans after the Detroit Lions signed former Houston safety Glover Quin.J.J.Watt Jersey.

 J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey.Reed leads all active players with 61 career interceptions. He joins Paul Kruger, Cary Williams, Bernard Pollard, Dannell Ellerbe and the retired Ray Lewis as key members of the Ravens defense who won’t return to Baltimore in 2013.

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Saddened by the death of a fan at Rangers Ballpark on Thursday, Roenicke discouraged Brewers players on Friday from throwing baseballs into the stands. He’s always worried about the free-for-all that follows.J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey

Shannon Stone, a 39-year-old firefighter from Brownwood, Tex., died after falling over a railing while reaching for a ball from Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton.

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“You want [fan interaction], but I’m going to tell all of our guys, ‘Don’t throw them up there,'”J.J.Watt Jersey said. “If you want to give somebody a ball, go over to the side and give somebody a ball.”

• Former Wisconsin Badgers linebacker J.J. Watt took some early batting practice on Friday and managed to muscle at least two pitches into the left-field seats. Watt was the Houston Texans’ first-round pick in the most recent NFL Draft, and he was at MillerPark along with a slew of former Badgers — including Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, 49ers safety Chris Maragos and Jets return man Jim Leonhard.J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey

• All fans in attendance for Sunday’s series finale against the Reds will get a bobblehead doll of the racing hot dog, complete with a pink bat to raise awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation breast cancer charity. The Brewers and Klement’s will donate $1 to Komen for the Cure for every hot dog purchased at MillerPark that day.

In addition, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, are hosting the second annual Pink Tie Guy event on Sunday, Aug. 14, with proceeds going to the Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity. J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey .For more information on this private event, the Brewers urge fans to contact Joan Enters at

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Melvin expects the market to heat up closer to July 31, the last date on which teams can make trades without first exposing players to waivers. That’s why he gathered his pro scouts this week and sent them out to scour other teams’ Major and Minor League rosters in advance of making decisions as the deadline nears.

Braun misses sixth straight start Friday.J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had hoped Ryan Braun would be healthy enough to pinch-hit on Friday night. Instead, Braun needed another day to recover from a left leg injury.

Braun missed his sixth consecutive start on Friday against the Reds. Roenicke stressed that there was no setback, and that Braun was actually seeing continued improvement.

“It seems to be going longer than we thought,” Roenicke said. “He’s still shooting for hopefully playing a game Saturday or Sunday.”

Roenicke to go with setup arms by committee

 Kameron Loe is no longer the Brewers’ designated “eighth-inning guy.”

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Instead, manager Ron Roenicke said he plans to mix and match in the eighth inning when protecting a narrow lead. Candidates include veteran right-handers LaTroy Hawkins and Takashi Saito, along with left-hander Zach Braddock. J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey

Hawkins handled that role on Wednesday and again Thursday, allowing a run both times but protecting the lead. Saito could eventually assume the role on a regular basis, but he is only two outings removed from the disabled list.

“Not that we won’t use Loe in that role again, because we will,” Roenicke said. “But we’re going to look at matchups a little better. … We’re not going to put him out there when there’s so many left-handers that he’s got to go through.” J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey

J.J. Watt Camouflage Roenicke met with Loe to explain the change on Tuesday, a day after Loe had his sixth blown save in as many games by allowing a run and four hits in two-thirds of an inning against Arizona. Loe has 32 scoreless appearances this season, but he has been burned in the other 12 to the tune of seven losses, tops among National League relievers.

“I’ve got to win my spot back, really,” Loe said. “I haven’t performed to the level that I thought I would and that I know I can. I told Ron that. I just have to keep going. The good thing is that as a pitcher, you’re always going to get your opportunities. I’ve overcome a lot of stuff to be where I’m at right now, and this is another bump in the road.”J.J.Watt Jersey.

Loe added: “Do I like it? No. But that’s the situation I’m in right now. I have to prove myself again.”

Loe was at the ready on Friday, considering Hawkins and Saito both needed the night off.

“I still have a ton of confidence in Kameron,” Roenicke said.

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Texans draft pick J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey took batting practice with the Astros before Tuesday’s game and homered to left field. The native of Wisconsin also took batting practice with the Brewers last week.

“They taught me a few things,” J.J.Watt Jersey said. “They told me I was hitting all my home runs off the handle of the bat.”

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• Angel Sanchez played second base on Tuesday in place of Jeff Keppinger, who was traded to San Francisco. Keppinger had slotted to start before manager Brad Mills received the news.J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey

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J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said that getting through the first three innings without harm is the most important task for J.A. Happ as the southpaw tries to reverse an 11-loss first half of the season.

“I think there’s been some times this season where it’s been the first three innings he’s really had a tough time getting through,” Mills said. “He spends a lot of pitches in that inning and it becomes a very stressful inning.”Houston Texans J.J.Watt Realtree Collection Camouflage Jersey

Mills said that Happ has to pound the strike zone and not pitch away from contact.

“We saw last night with [Jordan] Lyles, getting 25 out of 30 first-pitch strikes,” J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said. “That’s the type of thing we’re after from J.A., that he’s able to pound the zone.”

J.J.Watt Jersey Happ loaded the bases in the first inning on Tuesday before inducing an inning-ending flyout to right field, then gave up a two-run homer to Washington’s Michael Morse in the third.

He said that the break was a good chance for him to get away mentally while keeping his body physically in shape.

“It’s easier said than done, as far as putting everything in the past,” J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey said on Sunday. “Hopefully, I can learn from that and hopefully, we can start this as a new half for me and our team.”

Mills puts Wallace in starting lineup. J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey

J.J.Watt Jersey Wallace was in the starting lineup and hitting third for the first time this season after sitting out on Monday despite the opponent putting a right-hander on the mound.

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  J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills is tinkering with the lineup in an effort to put more runners on for Hunter Pence.

“I know that coming back from the All-Star break, Hunter, even though he had a couple of hits the other night, hasn’t maybe swung the bat like he did before,” J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said. “But that’s going to come, because he’s Hunter. He’s such a good player. Putting Brett up there, we know his on-base percentage is high, and that’s what we’re trying to do, get guys on base for guys to drive guys in.”

Wallace has hit 43 times in the fifth spot and 29 times in the sixth spot this season.Houston Texans J.J.Watt Realtree Collection Camouflage Jersey

“My job is to come in here and try to keep getting some hits, try to get the offense going, and I think Millsy’s searching to try to find the right blend,” Wallace said.

J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills won’t rush Castro’s return

J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills doesn’t want to bring Jason Castro back to the Major Leagues as a pinch-hitter or first baseman before he is ready to catch.

“What we’re going to miss there is the progression of him getting behind the plate and catching or doing the therapy to get the knee in shape to be able to get back there and do those things,” J.J.Watt Jersey Mills said.

 Houston Texans J.J.Watt Realtree Collection Camouflage Jersey.Mills threw batting practice to Castro on Monday and said the catcher looked good at the dish. Castro hasn’t played this season after tearing ligaments in his right knee.

“He swung the bat so well and freely and didn’t show any hesitation with that knee at all,” Mills said. “That was sure nice to see. The position he plays, and having to bend down and get up and the stress that he puts on it is a situation we’ll have to closely monitor, but at the same time, it was sure nice to see him swing the bat.”

 J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said that any time a catcher injures his knee, the situation requires caution.

“Because of the position he plays, it’s a situation where that was a pretty big injury,” Mills said. “Let’s not rush him back. Let’s see how it comes. We’ll see how the rehab goes and therapy and all of that.”J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey