A's call up Komine to help bullpen
OAKLAND, Calif. » The Oakland Athletics recalled right-hander Shane Komine from Triple-A Sacramento yesterday to give them some length in the bullpen, optioning right-handed reliever Ruddy Lugo to the River Cats.
The 26-year-old Komine, a graduate of Kalani High School who made his major league debut with the A's last season, went 3-8 with a 5.31 ERA in 14 starts for Sacramento. He was second in the Pacific Coast League with 14 home runs allowed.
Oakland claimed Lugo off waivers from Tampa Bay last Thursday. He had a 37.80 ERA in two appearances for the A's.
Hoewaa breaks weightlifting record
Baldwin High's Layson Hoewaa broke a state high school clean-and-jerk record with a lift of 301 pounds at the Aloha State Games weightlifting competition last Saturday at Ward Warehouse.
Hoewaa, 14, competes out of Maui's Queen Emma Athletic Club. He surpassed the record of 292 pounds set by Lahainaluna's Lui Fuata in 1997.