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IronPigs get past Rochester: ALLENTOWN - David Newhan's double knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth yesterday as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Rochester Red Wings, 3-2, in the International League.
IronPigs explode for 16-run night: DURHAM, N.C. - David Newhan ripped a grand slam and doubled in another run to lead the Lehigh Valley IronPigs past the Charlotte Knights, 16-8, in the International League last night.
Newhan's homer lifts IronPigs; Reading falls: ALLENTOWN - David Newhan belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning to help the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Gwinnett Braves, 3-1, yesterday in the International League.
Astros release veteran Newhan, reassign Paronto: The Astros released veteran infielder/outfielder David Newhan today and reassigned righthanded pitcher Chad Paronto to minor league camp.
Astros sign Newhan to minor-league contract: David Newhan, a versatile infielder who started 28 games at second base for the Astros in 2008, was re-signed Thursday to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Astros ink Newhan to Minors deal: The Astros signed veteran infielder David Newhan to a Minor League contract on Thursday with an invitation to attend their Major League camp during Spring Training.
Astros sign Newhan to minor league contract: The Astros signed infielder David Newhan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training on Thursday.
Newhan could be back in mix for Astros IF spot: David Newhan, who hit .260 in 64 games with the Astros last year, could be rejoining the team with a minor-league contract by early next week, general manager Ed Wade said.
Newhan becomes free agent: Infielder David Newhan, who hit .260 in 104 at-bats last seasn, has refused an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock, making him a free agent.
Astros come through in the pinch: Back-to-back pinch-hit RBIs by Darin Erstad and David Newhan in the eighth inning led the Astros to a 7-5 win over the Rockies on Sunday at Coors Field.
Astros 7, Rockies 5: Pinch-hitters Darin Erstad and David Newhan had back-to-back run-scoring hits in the eighth inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
Rodriguez fans 9 as Astros top Rangers (AP):
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Astros manager Cecil Cooper didn't want to talk about anything or anyone else Thursday night before raving about Wandy Rodriguez. "He's a good player," Cooper said when asked about second baseman David Newhan, "but let's talk about Wandy." Rodriguez pitched eight solid innings and tied a career high with nine strikeouts, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
SHORT HOPS: Jeter returns, Chamberlain on leave:
Mixed news:New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter started against Tampa Bay Monday night, his first appearance since leaving a game on April 7 due to a strained left quadriceps muscle. The shortstop went 2-for-5 with two RBI as the Yankees edged Tampa Bay 8-7. However, reliever Joba Chamberlain left the team after his father collapsed at home in Nebraska, and the pitcher was placed on the bereavement list. Harlan Chamberlain was hospitalized Monday at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. Hospital spokeswoman Jo Miller said the family requested no further information be released.Kazmir throws:Tampa Bay pitcher Scott Kazmir threw 25 pitches over two innings in an extended spring training game. It was the first game action for the Rays'ace since he went on the 15-day DL because of a left elbow strain. He felt discomfort while warming up on Feb. 26. The reigning AL strikeout champion is to make three minor league starts, including one for Class A Vero Beach on Friday.Big Papi returns:Off to the worst start of his career, Boston's David Ortiz was back in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians. He went 2-for-5 and raised his batting average to .104.Mariners make moves:Pitchers Arthur Rhodes and R.A. Dickey were brought up by Seattle, which optioned struggling reliever Eric O'Flaherty to Double-A West Tenn. Seattle also placed outfielder Mike Morse on the 15-day disabled list after he dislocated his left shoulder diving for a fly ball on Sunday. Dickey, a former Ranger, has made two starts with Triple A Tacoma, going 1-1 with a 2.40 ERA. In his last outing, Dickey carried a no-hit bid into the seventh.Astros call up Quintero:Catcher Humberto Quintero's contract was purchased by Houston after regular starter J.R. Towles was hit in the left hand by a pitch. Also, infielder David Newhan was designated for assignment.Good move:The 30 major league teams and the sport's league office will combine to sponsor a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar for each club from 2009-11. The pledge of $1.2 million raises the foundation's support from MLB and its teams to more than $10 million since 1996, the commissioner's office said.
ASTROS NOTES: Updates on Newhan, Cruz, Bourn, Pence, Matsui:
Newhan joins clubDavid Newhanjoined the Astros on Saturday after being called up from Class AAA Round Rock when third basemanTy Wiggintonwas placed on the disabled list Friday.
Balanced hitting, Backe's outing give Astros win: Hunter Pence, David Newhan and Miguel Tejada each had two hits to lead the Astros past the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 this afternoon in a Grapefruit League game at Osceola County Stadium.
Astros sign Moehler, Newhan: The Astros signed a pair of Major League veterans to Minor League deals on Tuesday, inking righty Brian Moehler and outfielder David Newhan.
Astros sign Moehler, Newhan to minor-league pacts: Pitcher Brian Moehler and infielder/outfielder David Newhan were signed to minor-league contracts by the Astros today.
Newhan to take on new role: As a manager, Willie Randolph seldom pinch-hits. The same can be said for new man David Newhan. He seldom has pinch-hit. What Newhan rarely has done in his career, Randolph rarely has asked anyone to do in his two years as manager. It's a perfect match.
NYT > Baseball: Battling with David Newhan for the final reserve spot, outfielder Ben Johnson leads the Mets this spring in hits (10) and batting average (.385) and shares the lead in home runs with two.
For a Roster Spot, a Met Is Prepared to Get Dirty: Battling with David Newhan for the final reserve spot, outfielder Ben Johnson leads the Mets this spring in hits (10) and batting average (.385) and shares the lead in home runs with two.
His Father May Write About It, but Newhan Plays the Game: Mets utility player David Newhan, whose father, Ross, is a Hall of Fame baseball writer for The Los Angeles Times, has persevered through a frustrating series of circumstances.
Orioles non-tender three: Workhorse reliever Todd Williams and popular utilityman David Newhan were among threeOrioles not tendered contract offers by the club at Tuesday's deadline, making them freeagents-eligible to negotiate with any of the 30 Major League teams.
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