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November 04, 2003


Signed 2B/1B/OF DAVID NEWHAN to a minor-league contract.

In 2003, Newhan batted .348/.392/.471 for AAA Colorado Springs, which has roughly the same atmospheric pressure and humidity as the moon. Newhan is nominally a second baseman but played a fair amount of first and outfield. Newhan has an MLB line of .163/.247/.302 in 97 plate appearances from 1999-2001. He seems highly unlikely to make the big-league club. He might play second in Oklahoma if Texas decides to keep Jason Bourgeois in AA, or he could back up at several positions. Either way, Newhan is organizational filler, nothing more.

Posted by Lucas at November 4, 2003 08:45 PM