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DETROIT -- After standing pat at the trade deadline Monday, the Detroit Tigers are looking forward to making a huge addition to their roster on Thursday. Kieran OHara Jersey .Thats when starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will return from the neck strain injury that has sidelined him for almost a month.The 30-year-old Zimmermann, who had an impressive first half of the season (9-4, 3.95 ERA), is expected to bolster a rotation that has experienced little continuity this season.We need him to pitch well, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Theres no question about that.Zimmermann, who made two rehab starts in the minors, is expected to throw approximately 90 pitches in Thursdays start against the Chicago White Sox. Rookie Michael Fulmer will pitch Wednesday in the second game of the series.In addition to Zimmerman, the Tigers are eagerly anticipating the return of outfielder J.D. Martinez, who has been out since mid-June because of a fractured elbow. Martinez, who is currently on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo, is expected to rejoin the lineup by the end of this series.The top three pitchers are now clearly set -- ace Justin Verlander, Zimmermann and Fulmer -- with the back end of the rotation beginning to take shape.Daniel Norris was activated off the disabled list Tuesday and optioned to Triple-A Toledo, which means?Matt Boyd will get another turn in the Tigers rotation.?Mike Pelfrey, who was expected to throw a bullpen session later this week, is now headed to the disabled list because of a lower back strain, according to Ausmus.?The team is optimistic that it wont be a lengthy stay on the disabled list and that he should be able to return after 15 days.Ausmus said veteran Anibal Sanchez, who delivered arguably his best outing of the season Tuesday but has been erratic at best in 2016, will remain in the mix, at least for now.Asked about the shakiness of the back end of the Tigers rotation, Ausmus said, We have who we have. Were going to keep running them out there. If they pitch well, well keep them in the rotation. Its as simple as that. Its not rocket science. Nemanja Matic Manchester United Jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. Eric Bailly Manchester United Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. http:///...ester-united-jersey/ . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. Muhammad Wilkerson will be ready for the regular season.Who says? Mo says.Fresh off signing a new multiyear contract, Wilkerson expressed his confidence on Wednesday that he will be on the field for the New York Jets season opener against Cincinnati on Sept. 11.I will be ready for Week 1, the defensive end said. He is recovering from a broken right leg suffered in last seasons finale and couldnt predict when he would be available in training camp, which begins next week.Rehab is going well, he said. Im running four times a week and just taking it day by day. Im focusing on my leg and rehabbing each and every day. When the coaches feel it is time for me to get out there on the field and I am ready to go, I will be out there.Wilkersons deal is worth more than $85 million, including $37 million in guarantees through the first two years. Through three years of the deal, Wilkerson will be paid $54 million in guaranteed money.Asked if he was surprised that the last-minute deal came together when there was so much pessimism surrounding his contract situation, Wilkerson preferred to look forward.Im happy to get a deal done and glad this part of the situation is over with, and now I can just focus on football and get ready for the season, he said.I am glad my agent got a deal done for me and ... everybody in my support system. Were ready to get things rolling. I dont have to focus on my contract situation and can concentrate on my rehab.He also believes the Jets, who finished 10-6 last season, are a playoff team if they build off that performance in their first season with Todd Bowles as coach. Romelu Lukaku Jersey. But they are missing a key piece from the defense with tackle Damon Harrison now making his living at Met Life Stadium for the Giants.We could be the sky is the limit, we can be as good as we want to be, as long as were all putting in the work day after day and pushing each other to be great, Wilkerson said. We had a good record last year and just have to build on that.The 26-year-old Wilkerson had a career-high 12 sacks last season and was selected for his first Pro Bowl, but was unable to play because of the injury. A 2011 first-round draft pick out of Temple, Wilkerson sought a new deal for the past two years.Meanwhile, he saw Philadelphias Fletcher Cox sign for six years and $103 million, with little to no movement from the Jets this offseason.Until last week.Despite the uncertain contract situation, Wilkerson spent time at the Jets facility during the offseason while working his way back from the injury.Wilkerson, from Linden, New Jersey, gets to stay home to play for at least five more years after compiling 36 1/2 sacks through his first five NFL seasons. He has 372 total tackles, seven forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 77 games.I definitely wanted to be here, he said. Im from New Jersey ... wanted to raise my children here, and Im really excited to be here.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: ' ' '