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players started to see that their story was going to be heard and told. Its not

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Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced today the signing of veteran outfielder Reggie Abercrombie to a contract for the 2014 season. Babe Ruth Braves Jersey . Abercrombie, 33, has played parts of the last four seasons in the American Association with the Sioux Falls Canaries, hitting .316 with 54 home runs and 213 RBI in 242 games with Sioux Falls. He also played parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues with the Florida Marlins and Houston Astros from 2006-2008. “We are super thrilled to have Reggie join the Goldeyes organization. With Rhyne Hughes not being able to come up and join our team, we needed to find someone that could replace Rhyne in the middle of the lineup and be an impact guy. Hes the best guy out there for that role,” Forney said of Abercrombie, who started the season in the Mexican League with Monclova, where he hit .314 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 16 games. The only player to have a 20/20 season in the American Association when he hit 22 home runs and stole 34 bases in 2010, Abercrombie has played 14 professional seasons. He reached the pinnacle on April 4, 2006 when he suited up for the National Leagues Florida Marlins. He went on to play 111 games with the Marlins in 2006, batting .212 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 255 at-bats. The following season he appeared in 35 games with Florida and another 34 games with the Astros in 2007. In 180 Major League games, he batted .223 with 9 home runs and 34 RBI. A career .280 hitter in the minor leagues, Abercrombie is a true power threat. Hes averaged 22 home runs and 82 RBI during the last four seasons in the American Association and Mexican League. After being drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 23rd round of the 1999 MLB amateur draft, Abercrombie played the next 10 seasons in the affiliated ranks with the Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Marlins and Astros. During that time, he spent parts of four seasons at Class AA and seven seasons at Class AAA. Hes a career .290 hitter at the Class AAA level. Francisco Cervelli Jersey ... as usual. Even with the salary cap being set lower than many general managers expected and hoped for at $69 million and whats considered a shallow pool of top-end players available, this unrestricted-free-agent period figures to follow the familiar script of teams bidding up prices to keep up with each other. Matt Joyce Braves Jersey . Petersburg of the KHL. Belov was a free agent last summer when he signed a one-year contract with the Oilers. In 57 games this season he had one goal and six assists with 34 penalty minutes in Edmonton. https://www.cheapbraves.com/2223o-matt-joyce-jersey-braves.html .Y. -- Phil Jackson lost out on his preferred coach, but hes working hard on keeping his star player.MINNEAPOLIS -- Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries. Retired players Dave Christian, Reed Larson and William Bennett filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday alleging that the league has promoted fighting and downplayed the risk of head injuries that come from it. "I think the glorified violence is really the Achilles heel for the NHL," said Charles "Bucky" Zimmerman, an attorney at Zimmerman Reed that filed the lawsuit on behalf of the players. "If anything comes of this, the focus on the glorified violence and perhaps the change to that will be a good thing." The lawsuit, which is similar to one brought by former football players against the NFL, joins others filed by hockey players in Washington and New York and seeks monetary damages and increased medical monitoring. The NHLPA declined to comment. A message was left with the NHL seeking comment. Zimmerman also worked on the football litigation, which resulted in the NFL agreeing to pay a $765 million settlement to thousands of former players. That settlement is still awaiting a judges approval, but the headlines it generated have been partially responsible for hockey players mounting their own case against the NHL. "Weve seen it in football. Its now here in hockey. Its of the same genesis," Zimmerman said. "Theres knowledge, we believe, that these type of concussive injuries were known and protections were not put in place appropriately enough and fast enough and rules changes were not implemented even today in fighting. "Players continue to be at risk aand suffer as a result of those risks that they take on behalf of the sport. Gene Garber Jersey. We think those are unreasonable and they should be changed and the players should be compensated." The lawsuit alleges "the NHL hid or minimized concussion risks from its players, thereby putting them at a substantially higher risk for developing memory loss, depression, cognitive difficulties, and even brain related diseases such as dementia, Alzheimers disease, and Parkinsons disease." One argument that tries to separate the NFL litigation from the NHL case is that by engaging in fighting, players willfully take on the health risks that could come from that. "You could make that argument only to a point," Zimmerman said. "And the point is that the fighting arena would not exist and would be outlawed as it is in every other level of the game had the NHL not condoned it and sold tickets based upon it and promoted the sport in that way. Its not the players that promote the sport in that way because the players dont implement the rules. Its the league that implements the rules. If they would outlaw fighting, there wouldnt be people who would fight." Zimmerman said he thinks more players will join the litigation much in the same way the group of plaintiffs in the NFL case exponentially grew as it progressed. "The light went on for them as the football players story was becoming more told," Zimmerman said. "I think the hockey players started to see that their story was going to be heard and told. Its not that we havent known about football players or hockey players getting hurt. Its now become more important that we talk about it and do something about it rather than just benignly let it continue into the future." ' ' '

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