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SAN DIEGO -- Derek Norris hasnt heard anything concrete. Alvin Kamara Jersey .But he has heard the rumors. And given what the San Diego Padres have done the past couple of weeks, he knows anything is possible with general manager A.J. Preller.In the last week alone, Preller has traded four key members of the Padres contingent -- outfielders Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton Jr. and starting pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea. Earlier, Preller traded starting pitchers James Shields and Drew Pomeranz and James Shields and closer Fernando Rodney.Now there are rumors that Preller is looking to move Norris and a left-handed reliever or two before Mondays trading deadline. And one of the teams that is rumored to be interested in Norris is the Milwaukee Brewers, who happen to be opening a three-game series on Monday night at Petco Park.The rumor goes that if the Brewers are able to get Jonathan Lucroy to agree to a trade out of Milwaukee, they might look toward Norris as his replacement.Ive heard a lot of stuff, Norris said. But theres really nothing to talk about.It does appear that Norris could be one of the two clubhouses on Monday night when the Padres sent right-hander Jarred Cosart to the mound in a pitching matchup against Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson (6-9, 3.71 ERA).Theres just a question of which one.And could Norris go from preparing to catch Cosart to doing a quick study on Nelson, who has pitched much better than his won-loss record this season.Jimmys done a nice job putting us in position to win games, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said recently of the 6-foot-6, 250-pound 27-year-old who is headed toward a career high in innings pitched.Monday night will be Nelsons 22nd start. Eleven of the first 21 were considered quality starts, tying Nelson with Wednesday afternoons starter Junior Guerra for the team lead.This will be the second time that Nelson has faced San Diego this season. The Padres defeated Nelson and the Brewers 3-0 on May 12 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Nelson has a 1-2 career record against the Padres with a 1.83 ERA in three starts.Meanwhile, Cosart will be making his debut as a Padre after coming to San Diego from Miami in the seven-player trade that sent Cashner and Rea to the Marlins. The Padres needed Cosart in return because the loss of Cashner and Rea ostensibly left the Padres with four starters with no one in their system ready to step into the void.The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Cosart was 0-1 with a 5.95 ERA in four starts for the Marlins. But he spent most of this season at Triple-A New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League, where he was 3-4 with a 4.09 ERA in 10 starts. But he averaged only five innings in those starts.What we are offering the starters weve added is the opportunity to come in here and do the job, Green said recently. Weve brought in pitchers who we think have the stuff. Now it up to them to prove it.The 26-year-old Cosart arrived Saturday in San Diego just in time to get in a bullpen session under the watchful eye of pitching coach Darren Balsley just two days before his Padres debut.The only question is will Cosart be throwing to Norris the receiver or facing Norris the batter. Michael Thomas Jersey .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at Boston Strong - a citys recovery from tragedy. Kenny Vaccaro Jersey . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. http:///...amczyk-Elite-Jersey/ . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. MEXICO CITY -- As much as possible, the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans want to treat their trip to Mexico City as business as usual.But theres no hiding the fact that this game will be unlike any other road trip.Players have been given security warnings. The teams are taking precautions about how their food is prepared. And both teams are figuring out how to deal with the thin air 7,380 feet above sea level when the Texans (6-3) take on the Raiders (7-2) on Monday night at Azteca Stadium.Players have run extra laps, spent more time on the bike, and a few have even used elevation masks as part of their training for the game.Its going to be tough, Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn said. Im not going to sugarcoat it. Whenever that second wind hits, then youre good. You hope that second wind hits early, then youre really good. When my second wind hits, its usually early in the first quarter, second quarter maybe.Both teams have some experience with playing at altitude, with the Texans traveling to Mile High in Denver last month and the Raiders making annual trips there. Mexico City is more than 2,000 feet higher than Denver but both teams are in the same boat.Were on an equal playing field, Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown said. No ones more used to the altitude than the other team, so were all going out there with the same struggle, if there will be a struggle.The thin air also could impact how the game is played, with throws and kicks both able to travel longer distances. Three of the five longest field goals in NFL history have come at altitude in Denver, including Matt Praters record 64-yarder for the Broncos in 2013.In Denver, I can see anywhere from 6 to 7 yards difference in ball carry, just over my past experience there, Texans punter Shane Lechler said. I know the altitude here in Mexico City is going to be a little higher, but you still have to hit a good ball. Its not like every single time its going to be a huge difference.The altitude is only one factor that will make the second regular-season game ever in Mexico different from a typical one in the NFL.The Mexican fans are known for their enthusiasm at soccer games and the players expect nothing less Monday night, with perhaps more cheers than usual for kicks and punts from a crowd used to a different kind of football.I like to watch soccer, so Im wondering is it going to be like a soccer atmosphere where they have the horns playing and stuff like that, Texans cornerback A.J. Bouyee said. Vonn Bell Jersey. Im already visualizing everything on what its going to be like. At the end of the day, you just got to expect the unexpected.The NFL announced the matchup for the game back in February and has spent lots of time planning for the week to make it as smooth as possible for the players and teams.Mark Waller, the NFLs executive vice president of international, said the league gave the teams advice on when to arrive to limit the effects of the elevation; made sure there were English speaking drivers for the players; and worked with the chefs at the team hotels to ensure the players could get their usual meals.Our goal in any game is to not have any reason why the teams would be disrupted from performing at their best in any market in any game, Waller said.As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Azteca Stadium has undergone major renovations since the NFL last played a regular-season game there in 2005. Capacity was reduced from more than 100,000 to 84,000, with premium seating added, improved communication capability and new locker rooms that can handle the larger roster for football teams.This game is the first of a three-year contract for the NFL to play in Mexico City, and the league would like it to become an annual event.In the same way that we built in London an annual game, I would like to think we can do the same thing there and become part of the sporting calendar, Waller said. We want to become known as one of the great sporting events in the city in any given year.Waller said he wasnt sure whether it would be better to have one team become the regular host of the games like Jacksonville does in London or to rotate teams. The Raiders would be a prime candidate to give up a home game to come to Mexico City because of their uncertain stadium situation -- they seek a possible move to Las Vegas -- and their popularity in Mexico.It was impressive to see all the Raiders fans down there and see how excited they were for the game, said Raiders running back Taiwan Jones, who made two offseason trips south of the border to help promote the game. One thing I heard from the locals was how crazy an environment its going to be. From what I hear, Its going to be a party.---AP Sports Writer Kristie Rieken contributed to this report---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '