Monday, May 26, 2008

RIP: Geremi Gonzales

Sad news to report...

CARACAS, Venezuela -- (AP) -- Former major league pitcher Geremi Gonzalez, who won 11 games for the Cubs in 1997, has been killed by a lightning strike in his native Venezuela. He was 33.

Emergency management official Herman Bracho says Gonzalez was struck by lightning at a beach Sunday.

Gonzalez pitched for five major league teams from 1997 to 2006. The right-hander appeared in 131 games with 83 starts, compiling a 30-35 record.