The Salt Lake Bees announced Monday that the club has placed right-handed pitcher David Austen on the disabled list with a left knee strain and recalled left-handed pitcher Chris Armstrong from single-A Cedar Rapids.
Austen, 27, has appeared in five games for the Bees in 2008, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.80 ERA. In five games for the Arkansas Travelers this season, Austen has a 0-1 record with a 4.61 ERA. The St. Petersburg, Fla. native was originally selected by the Angels in the 15th round of the 2003 draft.
Armstrong, 20, joins the Bees for his second stint in Triple-A after being recalled on May 7 from extended spring training. In three games for Salt Lake, the Tulsa, Okla. native has a 1-0 record with a 3.00 ERA. He holds a 0-1 record and 4.50 ERA in four games with the Cedar Rapids Kernels this season.
Georgia's defense shuts down VooDoo
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Chris Greisen was 26-of-30 for 266 yards and four touchdown passes to lift the Georgia Force to a 40-29 win over the New Orleans VooDoo on Monday night in the Arena Football League.
Virginia's Devvarman repeats as champ
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Virginia's Somdev Devvarman became only the fourth player in the last 50 years to win back-to-back NCAA men's singles championships Monday by beating Tennessee freshman J.P. Smith 6-3, 6-2.
Devvarman took just 61 minutes to join Georgia's Matias Boeker (2001-02), Mikael Pernfors (1984-85) and Southern California's Dennis Ralston (1963-64) with the rare repeat title in the past half-century. Nine others won consecutive titles between the sport's start in 1883 and Ralston's back-to-back titles.
This was also Devvarman's third straight trip the title match. He lost in the finals as a sophomore.
Georgia Tech's Amanda McDowell defeated 2005 champion Zuzana Zemenova 6-2, 6-3 to win the women's singles title. The Southern California team of Robery Farah and Kaes Van't Hof beat Mississippi's Jonas Berg and Erling Tveit 7-6 (10), 7-6 (6) in the men's doubles final.
Former MLB pitcher killed by lightning
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Former major league pitcher Geremi Gonzalez, who won 11 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1997, was killed by a lightning strike in his native Venezuela on Sunday. He was 33.
Emergency management official Herman Bracho said Monday that Gonzalez was struck by lightning at a beach.
Gonzalez pitched for five major league teams from 1997-06. The right-hander appeared in 131 games with 83 starts, compiling a 30-35 record.
Gonzalez also played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He made a combined 24 appearances for the Mets and Brewers in his final major league season in 2006.
Gonzalez played for current Cubs manager Lou Piniella in Tampa Bay and was on the mound when Sammy Sosa's corked bat exploded in a game at Wrigley Field on June 3, 2003.
"That's a tragic thing," Piniella said. "He was a nice young man. He was a competitive kid, really good natured. It's a shame, it really is. I liked him a lot."
Bingham beats Oly
in third-place game
RENO Olympus lost to Bingham, 52-49, in the third-place game in the AAU Pacific Northwest Championships this weekend.
The varsity division of the tournament included 20 teams from California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Utah. The Olympus JV teams finished third and fourth in the JV division of the same tournament.