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DETROIT - Detroit Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he shouldnt be on the list of players linked to the Biogenesis case. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . "Its wrong," Peralta said Wednesday after hitting a double in Detroits 11-1 win over the Washington Nationals. "But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on." Before and after the game, which might end up being his last one for a while, Peralta insisted he didnt not know whether Major League Baseball planned to suspend him. "I dont hear nothing yet," he said. Detroit doesnt have a game scheduled Thursday. While discipline had been expected to be announced Friday, it now appears the probe wont be wrapped up until at least the weekend. "I dont feel nervous," Peralta said. "But yeah, I worry a little bit because I want to play every day here, and I love to be here in Detroit." If Peralta is suspended 50 games for first offence under baseballs drug program, he would lose $1,639,344 of his $6 million salary. Tigers manager Jim Leyland wouldnt even let a reporter finish a question about Peraltas possible suspension, which would likely make it difficult for him to get into playing shape toward the end of the regular season for a possible post-season run. "Im not going to talk about that at all," Leyland bristled. Peralta is batting .307 with 10 homers, 53 RBIs and a team-high 29 RBIs in 101 of the teams 106 games. "Hes very important to this team," Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander said. "Hes obviously had an All-Star- calibre season, and hes gone out there and played just about every game at shortstop. "You lose a guy like that, thats tough. But I cant comment on how it would go to lose him because I dont know what the possibilities are." Even though Peralta said he needed to "fight," he declined to say whether he would appeal a suspension. Peralta would acknowledged being disheartened if he is forced to miss nearly one-third of the season. "Its going to be disappointing, but theres nothing that I can do," he said. The AL Central-leading Tigers are trying to finish first in three straight seasons for the first time since 1907-09. They havent won the World Series since 1984. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team protected itself against a suspension by acquiring slick-fielding infielder Jose Iglesias from Boston in a three-team trade Tuesday night. "If it were a 15-day thing, like a typical injury, I think we could have comfortably dealt with it with the players we already have," Dombrowski said. "But when you start to talk about 50 days and a possible playoff run, we feel better going ahead with Jose." Even though there has been speculation for months that Peralta would be suspended, the 31-year-old native of Dominican Republic said he has attempted to not pay attention. "I try to play baseball every day and try to come in ready to play every day and dont try to worry," he said. MLB has told the union which players it intends to suspend, and the sides are trying to reach as many agreements as possible that would avoid grievance hearings, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. Baseball hopes to announce the penalties for all players involved at the same time, both people said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcements were authorized. Under baseballs Joint Drug Agreement, suspensions for violations not caused by a positive test are effective on the third business day after the discipline is issued -- another sign pointing to a Friday announcement. Peralta said he hasnt talked to anybody about the evidence against him as part of the investigation. "I dont talk to nobody," he said. Ben Bishop Jersey . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. 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UFC boss Dana White is long on the record as being a fan of Australian middleweight Robert Whittaker.And now he wants to give Whittaker what he wants - a top-five middleweight to fight in the UFCs hometown, Las Vegas.A win in the fight, which likely wont occur until 2017, would help the impressive Whittaker further push his claims for a shot at Briton Michael Bispings middleweight belt.Im a really big fan, White said of Whittaker on Fox Sports News 500.Actually the next move is, his next fight will be in (Las) Vegas. Ill bring him out to Vegas and hell fight one of the guys in the top five.Those guys in order are Dutchman Gegard Mousasi, former middleweight champ Chris Weidman, Brazilian Jacare Souza, another former champion, the injured Luke Rockhold and top-ranked Cuban Yoel Romero.Then of course at the top of the pile is Bisping.To get to the Brit, Whittaker, who is riding a six-fight win streak (five at middleweight), would have to win this fight and probably another but right now it seems anything is possible for the New Zealand-born fighter.Most recently Whittaker destroyed American Derek Brunson with a brutal first round knockout at UFC Fight Night Melbourne on November 26.Whittakers left jab, right head-kick combo and subsequent punches put Brunson down one fight after Whittaker survived a broken hand to defeat Rafael Natal by unanimous decision in April.The 25-year-old Whittakers form has been impressive and there is plenty of opportunity but the most likely next bout is Mousasi.Mousasi is riding a four-fight win streak and himself is coming off a win over another Whittaker victim, Uriah Hall, and their schedules align.A fight between the two has already been mooted with both fighters keen on the choice.Yeah, definitely. Hes on a winning streak, Mousasi said of Whittaker to Londons Metro news in November.Hes a guy Im looking to fight to get closer to the title shot. That would be a good fight.Whittaker is also on record as being keen on the fight.Hes a top athlete, hes a top fighter, and hes a cool dude. If thats a fight the UFC wants, thats a fight theyll get, Whittaker said after his most recent win.UFC TOP FIVE MIDDLEWEIGHTS AS POTENTIAL OPPONENTS FOR AUSTRALIAS ROB WHITTAKERYOEL ROMERO: middleweight rank 1, from Cuba,, UFC record 8-0, notable other achievements: 1999 85kg world freestyle wrestling champion, Sydney 2000 Olympic silver medallist 85kg freestyle wrestling. Dan Hamhuis Jersey. Chances of fighting Whittaker: None, for now. Romero has only ever lost one MMA fight in his career, a 2011 Strikeforce loss to Brazils Rafael Cavalcante. He recently destroyed former champion Chris Weidman and is on track for a title fight with champ Michael Bisping as soon as March.LUKE ROCKHOLD: middleweight rank 2, from USA, UFC record 5-2, notable achievements: former UFC middleweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Not good. Rockhold is currently rehabbing the knee injury that postponed his Melbourne bout with Jacare Souza with no set return date. Also hes seen as a logical challenger for the title and wants a fight with Jacare Souza.JACARE SOUZA: middleweight rank 3, from Brazil, UFC record 6-1, notable other achievements: former Strikeforce middleweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Possible but unlikely. As stated above Rockhold wants Souza and Rockhold is a more direct path to the title for the Brazilian, but the UFC do have a record of pitting different styles against each other and Souzas strong submission style would be seen as a big challenge for Whittaker, one of the best at takedown defence.CHRIS WEIDMAN: middleweight rank 4, from USA, UFC record 9-2, notable achievements: former UFC middleweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Unlikely. Weidman has said hed fight Whittaker but for Whittaker theres little advantage to fighting a former champion on a two-fight losing streak. If he wins he beat a fighter on a downward spiral, if he loses it hurts his chances of moving forward.GEGARD MOUSASI: middleweight rank 5, from Holland, UFC record 8-3, notable achievements: former Strikeforce light heavyweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Likely: Their schedules align, they both want the fight and a win for either would put them very close to a title fight against whoever holds the belt. Much like Whittaker, Mousasi is riding an impressive win streak and the striking battle between the two could be epic. ' ' '