Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Heath pitches two scoreless in Gwinnett Braves victory
LAWRENCEVILLE - Newton grad Deunte Heath pitched two scoreless innings for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves in their 5-4 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Greg Norton got the big hit of the night for the Braves - a two-run triple that tied the game at 4-4. Reid Gorecki followed with an RBI single that scored the eventual game-winning run.
Heath (0-0, 8.10 ERA) came on in relief for winning pitcher Boone Logan (4-2, 3.28) and held the Bisons in the seventh and eighth. Luiz Valdez (2-3, 3.40) closed the game out in the ninth for his 13th save.
"Deunte threw the ball well coming off a sore shoulder," G-Braves manager Dave Brundage said. "I thought he commanded the strike zone much better than ... he has (been)."
Broncos awarded WR off waivers
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos have been awarded wide receiver C.J. Jones off waivers from Kansas City.
Jones is a third-year player who has spent time on the active roster with Cleveland in 2003 and New England in 2008, as well as parts of two seasons on the practice squad with the Browns (2003-04) and Patriots ('07).
The Chiefs signed Jones, who went to Iowa, on March 5 as an unrestricted free agent, but waived him on June 19.