Bergman called up by Angels

Carson High graduate Dusty Bergman became the latest in a long line of Senators to become a Major League player.

Bergman, a left-handed relief pitcher, joined the Anaheim Angels when he was called up by the Major League team on Tuesday. Bergman was brought up to help an Angels bullpen that has been decimated by injuries.

Bergman was added to the Angels 40-man roster, replacing right-handed reliever Brendan Donnely, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday. Angels closer Troy Percivel was also placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

Another reason why Bergman was brought up was the struggles of Angels reliever Ben Weber, who was sent down to the Angels Triple A affiliate, the Salt Lake Stingers, on Saturday. Weber was 0-2 with an 8.06 earned run average in 22.1 innings this season for the Angels.

Meanwhile, Bergman, 26, has been solid with Salt Lake this year, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.83 earned run average. Bergman had 24 strikeouts and just six walks in 35 innings with the Stingers.

A 1996 Carson graduate, Bergman was a sixth round draft choice of the Angels out of the University of Hawai'i in 1999. He becomes the seventh Carson High player to make it to the Major Leagues, joining John Gamble, Charley Kerfeld, Matt Wiliams, Donovan Osborne, Bob Ayrault and Dave Lundquist.


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