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.