Monday, April 18, 2011

Minor Moves: Newmann, Matulia, Wrigley

LHP David Newmann of the Montgomery Biscuits has retired. The 25 year-old lefthander was drafted by the Rays in the 4th round (125th overall) of the 2007 draft out of Texas A&M and signed for a $250,000 bonus.

After missing 2008 with a knee injury, he had an impressive professional debut for Charlotte in 2009 (3.44 ERA in 24 starts, 8.8 SO/9), but regressed against AA batters at Montgomery in 2010 (4.50 ERA in 23 starts, 6.3 SO/9). Newmann began the 2011 season back at Montgomery, this time in a relief role. In three appearances for the Biscuits he pitched a total of 4.2 innings with a 9.64 ERA.

The Montgomery Biscuits have activated outfielder John Matulia and infielder Henry Wrigley from the 7-day disabled list.


  1. We will miss him, as a team mate and great ball player, not to mention overall great guy!

  2. Yeah, he was underestimated by some, he had lots of potential. He was/is a great pitcher and solid guy.