Dukes out of Devil Rays lineup for second straight day Print
Written by Admin   
Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:42
MLB Headline News

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -Tampa Bay rookie outfielder Elijah Dukes was out of the lineup for the second straight game Thursday after a published report that he made threats against his estranged wife.
Manager Joe Maddon said he expected Dukes, who was in uniform for an afternoon game against Seattle, to play during a weekend series that begins Friday in Chicago. Maddon would not say if Dukes would resume his role as the starting center fielder.
``I just thought about it a lot and thought it was appropriate to do it this way,'' Maddon said, adding that his decision was not affected by the type of reaction Dukes might draw from the crowd at Tropicana Field.
``When you're in a position of having to make decisions, to me it's about what you perceive to be the right thing to do at a particular moment,'' Maddon said. ``Taking all the factors into consideration at this moment, I really believe this is the right way to do it.''
NiShea Gilbert sought a restraining order earlier this month after receiving a threatening message on her cell phone, as well as a text message that included a picture of a handgun.
Gilbert also gave the St. Petersburg Times an account of an April 30 incident at the middle school where she teaches, saying the 22-year-old Dukes threatened her at her classroom while the students were at lunch.
Team president Matt Silverman said the Devil Rays were aware that Dukes' marriage was ending but that details contained in the published report ``were news to us.''
Silverman called them ``troubling and very serious,'' but said the team was committed to ``doing all that we can to help Elijah through what is a very difficult time in his personal life.''
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 920 Tampa Bay Rays 50%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 13/2
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 15/2
DETROIT TIGERS 8/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 9/1
BOSTON RED SOX 14/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 14/1
TAMPA BAY RAYS 14/1
NEW YORK YANKEES 16/1
TEXAS RANGERS 18/1
ATLANTA BRAVES 18/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com