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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Chris Carter Jersey . -- Jaguars running back Chris Ivory said hes ready to return to the field now that he has recovered from a medical issue that sent him to the hospital for two days. Its unclear, however, when that will happen.Ivory was at the team facility on Thursday morning for the first time since last week and released the following statement through the team in which he said he was thankful for the support he received from the Jaguars and fans:I returned to the stadium this morning to rejoin my coaches and teammates as we continue to prepare for the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. This past weekend was a challenging time for my family and me because of an emergency medical condition that developed while I was with my team at the hotel. I am now grateful to be back in the facility and able to refocus on the game that I love. I want to extend a special thanks to the Jaguars medical staff, the first responders and everyone at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville for their assistance over the past couple of days.I appreciate everyones sensitivity during this personal matter, and Im ready to be back out on the field and look forward to doing so in the near future. Thank you for all for your support. I want you to know that I read each and every message and Im thankful for them all.Later Tuesday, Ivory didnt want to get into specifics of his injury when he was asked questions by reporters.Id rather not speak about specifics. It was something that needed attention and I went in in pain and I got the problem fixed, he said.He did say, however, that he doesnt believe the medical issue will return.Like I said, theres no more issues, he said. Im ready to go. Did a little cardio today and now its just day-by-day.Ivory was hospitalized early Sunday morning -- hours before the teams season opener against the Green Bay Packers at EverBank Field -- for what the team called a general medical condition. He was released on Tuesday.Ivory did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, which makes it unlikely that hell be able to play in Sundays game at San Diego.Asked when he thought hed be able to return, Ivory said, Im looking to be back soon.The Jaguars signed Ivory to a five-year, $32 million contract in March. He has rushed for 4,031 yards and 24 touchdowns in six seasons with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets. Chris Carter Brewers Jersey . Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the off-season. "I dont see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better," Carroll said. Paul Molitor Jersey . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. http://www.baseballbrewersofficial.com/ryan-braun-jersey-c-5/ .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable.Sorely needing right-handed power in their batting order, the New York Yankees turned back the clock to add a player who was a core part of their 2001 through 2003 playoff teams. Numbers Game looks at the Yankees acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs. The Yankees Get: LF Alfonso Soriano. Soriano, 37, has his flaws -- chief among them, poor plate discipline that leads to a low on-base percentage -- but he remains a productive power hitter and the Yankees, desperate for anything resembling pop from the right side of the plate, acquired him in the hopes that his power would bring life to their struggling lineup. This season had largely been a struggle for Soriano until late June. Through his first 72 games, Soriano hit seven home runs, with 30 RBI, hitting .245 with a .666 OPS. In the 21 games since, Soriano has slugged 10 homers and driven in 21 runs, batting .286 with a 1.014 OPS in 21 games. Despite that recent power surge, Soriano is still an on-base liability, as his .287 on-base percentage represents the lowest mark of his career (for a season in which he played at least 25 games). With so many players on the injured list for most of the season, including Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis, the Yankees have, not surprisingly, struggled offensively. The Yankees currently rank 12th in the American League in runs scored (395), 14th in home runs (88) and 14th in OPS (.678), the latter two categories ranking only ahead of the Houston Astros, a team with an Opening Day payroll of about $26-million, or less than the $28-million that the Yankees owed A-Rod to not play for them this season. As bad as the overall struggles have been for the Yankees offence, its dramatically worse from the right side of the plate. The top right-handed power threat in the Yankees lineup has been LF Vernon Wells, who has 10 home runs, hitting .240 with a .654 OPS. As if those numbers arent bad enough, Wells last home run was May 15, so hes currently gone 182 at-bats since his last home run; remember, this is the most productive right-handed hitter in the Yankees lineup this season. Wells can platoon with Travis Hafner at designated hitter and fill in as an extra outfielder for the rest of this season. While advancedd metrics, like Ultimate Zone Rating, have reflected favourably on Sorianos defence in recent years, there are questions about sample size particularly as it pertains to outfielders, so its probably reasonable not to expect too much from Soriano in the field at this stage of his career. Wily Peralta Brewers Jersey. According to ESPN, the Cubs will pay about $17.7 million of the $24.5 million due to Soriano through the end of next season. If that means Soriano fills a depth role next season as well, as a designated hitter and extra outfielder, the cost isnt necessarily prohibitive. Desperate times call for desperate measures, though, and the Yankees punchless attack leaves them 6.5-games behind Boston for the American League East lead. Something had to be done and, even if Soriano isnt the most complete player at this point of his career, hes an upgrade on what the Yankees have been trotting out on an everyday basis; it would be difficult to be worse. The Cubs Get: RHP Corey Black. Black is a 21-year-old who was drafted in the fourth round last summer out of Faulkner University. In 19 starts for Single-A Tampa this season, Black is 3-8 with a 4.25 ERA and 1.50 WHIP, but he has struck out 88 in 82 2/3 IP. His trouble appears to be command, as hes walked 45. Hes only 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, but Black has an overpowering fastball that gets up into the mid-90s. With further development, which has to include improved control, he could turn into a power bullpen arm for the Cubs. As the Cubs play out the string this year, there will be chances for players to audition in left field. Soriano has played 86 of 100 games in left field, so no one else has really seen significant time there. Junior Lake, a 23-year-old who was recently called up (hitting .484 with a 1.284 OPS in his first seven MLB games) has been playing mostly centre field, but he played infield in the minors and played left field in Sorianos absence Thursday, so Lake would seem the best bet to get regular playing time ahead of the Cubs cast of journeymen outfielders that includes Julio Borbon, Cole Gillespie and Dave Sappelt. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. 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