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September 2012

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MICHIGAN IN THE PROS home runs and walks as of Aug. 13, The Star reported. Chances are the Royals will give Giavotella another look given his .332 batting average at Triple-A Omaha. For now, however, Getz is relishing his full-time role. "That's the only way to look at it," he said. "There's more of an opportu- nity for me to play, so I just play and try to take advantage of it and show them what I can do. That's what I feel I've been doing all year." encountered tightness in his surgi- cally repaired left elbow earlier this summer, leading to a stint on the 60- day disabled list July 6. A great come- back story became just another frus- trating obstacle in the 32-year-old's career, but he's determined to beat the odds again. He recently headed to Fort Myers, Fla., to begin the rehab process. "His mound work has been really Former Michigan pitcher Rich Hill FOR AUGUST RETURN RICH HILL AIMING MARKETPLACE Doing Life Different Ann Arbor – We invite you to visit an area with streets that are brimming with restaurants, boutiques, arts and entertainment, where people engage in the art of living. Learn more at or 1-800-888-9487 Survival Straps™ Michigan® Gear officially licensed Michigan® survival gear! Check out our website for super tough, Order now and get FREE* GROUND SHIPPING on a 3 Gallon University of Michigan 3 Flavor THE POPCORN FACTORY They'll Study Harder With A Care Package From The Popcorn Factory®! Popcorn Tin! Use Promo Code GOBLUE. *Offer expires 12/31/12. Prices & charges subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited. a delicious vinaigrette mix included! Pasta + Mix serves 4-6. It's Tailgate Time! "Block M" shaped pasta with Start the tradition this weekend! good," Boston manager Bobby Val- entine told "We're close to getting him to Florida to pitch in a game. He's going to go down and start throwing a little batting practice." Hill underwent Tommy John sur- gery in the offseason and earned a spot with the Boston Red Sox as a middle reliever. He posted a 1-0 re- cord with a 2.63 ERA and 11 strike- outs in 14 appearances, walking seven and giving up only four runs. Hill hasn't pitched since June 8 due to what's been called a strained left elbow. 2004-05), 2B, Kansas City Royals: Batting .283 with nine doubles, three triples, 16 RBI, nine steals and 11 walks … Has an on-base percentage of .321 with 22 runs scored. • Clayton Richard (2004-05), P, San • Chris Getz (Played at U-M from MLB PLAYER UPDATES Through Aug. 14 Diego Padres: Stands 9-12 with a 3.91 ERA, 86 strikeouts and 35 walks in 25 games (168 innings pitched) … Had won two of his last three starts. • J.J. Putz (1995-99), P, Arizona Di- amondbacks: Stands 1-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 22 saves … Has struck out 43 against eight walks … Has not blown a save since May 22. ❑ is now available as a mobile app for iOS and Android! Members of can login to view premium stories and chat with their friends on the message boards. Download it today for stats, schedules, rosters, and recruiting profiles – everywhere you go! For more information, call 1-800-421-7751 SEPTEMBER 2012 THE WOLVERINE 97 Or email Dave at The Wolverine Marketplace Call 800-421-7751 to advertise in The Wolverine Mobile Providing you the best coverage of Michigan Football, Basketball, Recruiting and Sports – on the go! • Headlines • Videos • Recruiting News • Message Boards • Rosters • Schedules • Stats • And More!

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