Gomez back on DL; Mateo activated
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June 29, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – On Monday the Rockford RiverHawks placed left-handed pitcher Fabian Gomez back on the disabled list and activated right-handed pitcher Jose Mateo. Pitcher Neigebauer was released.

Gomez (1-2, 5.14) is on the disabled list for the second time this season. This time he has blisters on his throwing hand. His previous trip was the result of a broken left ring finger. Gomez appeared in four games since his first trip to the DL. His most recent outing was his only one as a starting pitcher this season. In that venture he lasted 3 1/3 innings, yielding two earned runs and four hits.

Mateo (0-0, 4.50) is a reliever back from forearm tendonitis. He made six appearances prior to his trip to the DL.

Neigebauer (0-3, 4.25) began the year as a starting pitcher, but was moved to the bullpen. In six appearances, Neigebauer went 29 2/3 innings, walked 21 batters, and struck out 22.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 17th season this summer. The RiverHawks host the 2009 Frontier League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. on July 15. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com. Most games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380, and on the team website.


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