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Trial date to be set for Garcia, Nelson at hearing

Updated: March 29, 2004, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- A judge has scheduled a May 25 pretrial hearing for baseball players Jeff Nelson and Karim Garcia, who are accused of assault and battery in a brawl at a Red Sox playoff game last year.

Roxbury District Court Judge Edward Redd is expecting to set a trial date at the May hearing, Suffolk district attorney's spokesman David Procopio said Monday.

Attorneys for the players, who appeared Monday in court for the five-minute hearing, didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.

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