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David Newhan | Second Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (44) / 9/7/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 17 (0) / OAK

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Recovered from what could have been a career-ending vertebrae injury, David Newhan hit a single Monday in his first professional at-bat in two years.
Regarding Newhan's potential role, Padres manager Bud Black said, "I don't know where we stand with him. We'll have to see how the roster sets up, see how he is physically and where he is. But he's a veteran guy who will certainly be in the back of our minds." Certainly not a ringing endorsement. And not surprising given Newhan's long hiatus, age (37), and lukewarm career batting line (.253/.312/.380). He is more likely to end up at Triple-A than on the major league roster. Tue, Mar 15, 2011 03:39:00 AM

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Padres signed INF-OF David Newhan to a minor league contract.

Newhan, 37, didn't play professionally last season and hasn't played in the majors since 2008 as a member of the Astros. Like Matt Riley and Bobby Kielty, Newhan did not receive an invite to spring training and will function as organizational depth in the minor leagues.
Thu, Feb 3, 2011 03:26:00 PM

Astros released infielder David Newhan; reassigned RHP Chad Paronto to minor league camp.

Newhan turned a fluke 2004 season with the Orioles into four more stints in the majors, but he's hit just .226 since then and is now 35 years old. Paronto could join the Astros' bullpen during the season as a middle reliever.
Mon, Mar 30, 2009 10:41:00 AM

Astros re-signed infielder-outfielder David Newhan to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Newhan offers enough defensive versatility to be a useful bench player, but is 35 years old and has hit just .226/.287/.342 since a flukishly good season with the Orioles in 2004.
Thu, Jan 29, 2009 03:58:00 PM

Astros sent infielder-outfielder David Newhan outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Newhan, who hit .260/.297/.404 in 104 at-bats after joining the Astros in late June, is now a free agent. He'll have a decent chance of making a team as a 25th man next year.
Thu, Nov 27, 2008 12:38:00 AM

David Newhan hit a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI triple in the top of the eighth inning as the Astros beat the Rockies 7-5 on Sunday.

The Astros are still rolling, winning 10 of their last 11 games to improve to 76-67. They're now one game behind the Cardinals for third place in the NL Central, and six games behind the Brewers in the wild card race.
Sun, Sep 7, 2008 06:59:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of infielder-outfielder David Newhan from Triple-A Round Rock.

That Newhan is up for a second time this season shows just how weak the Astros are in Triple-A. They do have J.R. House, who would have been a much better choice since the Astros could definitely use someone to pinch-hit for their catchers, but there isn't much else of use. Newhan will be the seldom-used 25th man.
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 06:24:00 PM

Astros designated infielder-outfielder David Newhan for assignment.

Newhan, who got one at-bat in three days with the Astros, was knocked off the roster by J.R. Towles' injury.
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 06:12:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of infielder David Newhan from Triple-A Round Rock.

Newhan and Tomas Perez on the same major league roster. Impressive depth the Astros have there. Newhan was hitting .217/.280/.348 for Round Rock.
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 09:24:00 PM

Astros reassigned infielder David Newhan to minor league camp.

The Astros also told Humberto Quintero that he'd be designated for assignment, meaning Tomas Perez will be the 25th man until Kaz Matsui comes off the disabled list.
Sat, Mar 29, 2008 07:11:00 PM

Mets recalled infielder-outfielder David Newhan from Triple-A New Orleans.

Newhan has hit .203/.295/.290 in 69 at-bats for the Mets this season.
Sun, Sep 16, 2007 01:19:00 PM

Mets optioned infielder-outfielder David Newhan to Triple-A New Orleans.

Newman has hit .203/.295/.290 in 69 at-bats for the Mets this season.
Tue, Aug 14, 2007 08:05:00 PM

Mets recalled infielder-outfielder David Newhan from Triple-A New Orleans.

Newhan is 12-for-60 for the Mets this season. He would have been an upgrade over Tom Glavine in the ninth inning of last night's loss, but not a huge one. The Mets will probably try someone different once Carlos Beltran is back healthy.
Sun, Jul 29, 2007 01:34:00 PM

Mets optioned infielder-outfielder David Newhan to Triple-A New Orleans.

Newhan went 2-for-10 in his latest stint with the Mets, maintaining his .200 average. He's 12-for-60 overall.
Thu, Jul 19, 2007 04:22:00 AM

Mets recalled infielder-outfielder David Newhan from Triple-A New Orleans.

Newhan went 10-for-50 with four RBI while spending the first two months of the season with the Mets. It'd be bad news for the Mets if he has any fantasy value at all.
Thu, Jul 5, 2007 07:43:00 PM

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