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Regular Season .277 2 21 .691 3

Top Kevin Newman News

  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Starts at 2B

    Newman started at second base and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 7-5 extra-inning win over San Diego.

    Newman, who replaced Ketel Marte (back) at second base during Friday's game, got the start Saturday. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Marte had dealt with occasional stiffness for several days leading up to Friday's removal. The injury is not believed to be serious, per MLB.com. Newman will likely fill in at second for as long as Marte is sidelined.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Fills in at 2B

    Newman replaced Ketel Marte (back) at second base after Marte was removed in the eighth inning from Friday's 10-8 loss to San Diego.

    Newman entered as a pinch hitter earlier and stayed in the game at DH before taking over for Marte, who has been nursing a sore back. Marte told manager Torey Lovullo that he was unable to hit, per Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Marte is day-to-day, which means Newman will be at the ready to take over at second base for as long as needed.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Contributes to win

    Newman started at shortstop and went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 11-1 over the Angels.

    Newman delivered a two-run single in the seventh inning, then after stealing his third bag of the season, trotted home on Joc Pederson's grand slam. Newman made his first start in three games; he had been the primary shortstop until Geraldo Perdomo was activated off the IL on Tuesday. Newman will work in a utility role and could see action all around the infield, although he's only appeared at shortstop and second base so far in 2024.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Moving into reserve role

    Newman is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    He'll sit for the second day in a row and looks set to see a steep reduction in playing time moving forward after the Diamondbacks brought back top shortstop Geraldo Perdomo from the injured list Tuesday. Newman joined the Diamondbacks in the second week of the season following Perdomo's placement on the IL and hit .266 with two home runs and two stolen bases over 49 games.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: On bench Friday

    Newman is out of the lineup for Friday's game against San Diego.

    The 30-year-old will yield to Blaze Alexander on Friday despite Newman's current six-game hit streak. On the year, Newman is slashing .260/.294/.377 with a 14.8 percent strikeout rate in 155 plate appearances.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Receiving breather Monday

    Newman is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.

    Though he's coming off a productive weekend against the Mets in which he went 4-for-14 with a walk, a stolen base, three runs and an RBI in the four-game series, Newman will get a much-needed breather. Newman had started at shortstop in each of Arizona's last 21 games, but he'll give way to Blaze Alexander on Monday.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Raps out three hits

    Newman went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI and one run scored in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers.

    Newman has five multi-hit efforts over his last nine games, going 15-for-31 (.484) in that span. The shortstop still isn't hitting for a lot of power, but he's been able to make decent contact. For the season, he has a .276/.311/.439 slash line with two home runs, 11 RBI, 13 runs scored, a stolen base, eight doubles and a triple over 103 plate appearances. Newman should continue to handle the starting job at shortstop at least until Geraldo Perdomo (knee) is able to return, likely in early June.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Plays hero Monday

    Newman went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Monday's 6-5 win over the Reds.

    Newman ended the night with a walk-off, two-run single off Cincinnati closer Alexis Diaz, who had hit a batter and walked two before the shortstop played hero. It was the third consecutive game with multiple hits for Newman, who is 8-for-12 with four doubles, a triple, two RBI and four runs scored during that stretch. He's added 74 points to his batting average -- from .179 to .253 -- due to this outburst and is more in line with his career mark of .259. He had become the team's primary shortstop, because his glove was more reliable than rookie Blaze Alexander. Newman should continue to serve that role until Geraldo Perdomo (knee) is ready, which is expected to be at some point in June.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Heading to bench Thursday

    Newman is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Reds.

    Newman will retreat to the bench after he started each of the past three games at shortstop while going 3-for-12 with a run scored. Blaze Alexander will spell Newman at shortstop in the series finale.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Moving into regular role

    Newman will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Reds.

    Newman will make his third straight start at shortstop -- all against right-handed pitching -- and looks to have supplanted Blaze Alexander as the Diamondbacks' preferred option at the position while the team waits for Geraldo Perdomo (knee) to return from the injured list. Though he's turned in a poor .559 OPS through 62 plate appearances with Arizona this season, Newman has been a much more polished defender at shortstop than Alexander.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Not in starting lineup

    Newman is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's outing versus the Dodgers.

    The 30-year-old infielder will get a break with Blaze Alexander starting at shortstop Wednesday as the Diamondbacks finish out their series against Los Angeles. Newman has started at shortstop in six of Arizona's last 10 games and is slashing .157/.189/.314 on the season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Supplies offense in loss

    Newman started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-1 loss to Seattle.

    Newman homered for the second time in the last three games. He's started four straight and six of the last seven, more opportunities than had been expected for him when his contract was selected earlier this month. A combination of Geraldo Perdomo's knee injury and a Blaze Alexander's brief hamstring absence contributed to the spike in play. Alexander returned to action Wednesday and should get the bulk of starts at shortstop until Perdomo is ready, although Newman's defense has been better than Alexander's thus far. Newman is batting .186 (8-for-43) with a walk, two doubles, two homers and eight RBI over 14 games.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Swats first home run

    Newman went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 14-1 win over the Cardinals.

    Newman launched his first home run of the season as part of Arizona's six-run fifth inning. He made a second consecutive start at shortstop while Blaze Alexander tended to a hamstring injury that the Diamondbacks do not consider serious. Newman is batting .189 over 12 games.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Fills in at shortstop

    Newman entered Sunday's 5-3 win over the Giants to play shortstop after Blaze Alexander (hamstring) was removed. Newman went 1-for-2 with a double and RBI.

    Newman, who replaced Alexander to start the bottom of the fifth inning, doubled home what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the ninth. Alexander's injury was described as a cramp, per Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, which doesn't sound too serious The Diamondbacks are limited at shortstop after designating Jace Peterson, leaving Newman or possibly Ketel Marte to fill in if Alexander's unable to play Monday in St. Louis.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Two hits in loss

    Newman started at shortstop and went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Cardinals.

    Newman made a fourth start over the last five games, once at second base and three times at shortstop, all coming against lefty starters. He'll continue to be part of the mix at short with Blaze Alexander and to a lesser extent, Jace Peterson.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Makes second straight start

    Newman started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 7-5 loss to the Rockies.

    Newman started for a second consecutive game after holding down second base in Sunday's loss to Atlanta. Shortstop will be an amalgam of bodies while Geraldo Perdomo (knee) recovers from surgery to repair a torn right meniscus that is expected to keep him out of action for about a month. Blaze Alexander started at short Saturday and Jace Peterson the day prior. It's unclear if this will be a strict platoon moving forward; Arizona faces righty Cal Quantrill on Tuesday, which could favor the left-handed hitting Peterson.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Sees immediate action

    Newman started at second base and went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Atlanta.

    The Diamondbacks selected Newman's contract from Triple-A Reno after Geraldo Perdomo (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list. He'll require surgery and is expected to miss at least one month. Newman has experience all around the infield and could get starts against left-handers, as was the case Sunday. Blaze Alexander, another right-handed hitter, started at shortstop Sunday.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Back with Arizona

    Newman signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on March 28.

    Newman opted out of his minor-league deal with Arizona on March 27 after missing the Opening Day roster, but he re-signed with the organization a day later. The 30-year-old could receive a look in the big leagues since Geraldo Perdomo (knee) is soon heading to the injured list and top prospect Jordan Lawlar is out multiple months after thumb surgery.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Summoned to big leagues

    The Diamondbacks selected Newman's contract from Triple-A Reno on Sunday.

    After opting out of his minor-league deal with Arizona in late March when he was informed he wouldn't be included on the Opening Day roster, Newman re-signed with the organization and reported to Reno, with whom he slashed .364/.407/.636 over 27 plate appearances. With Geraldo Perdomo (knee) going on the 10-day injured list after tearing his right meniscus and needing surgery, Newman will provide the Diamondbacks with added depth in the middle infield. He's slated to start Sunday in Atlanta while manning second base, per Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona.

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  • Kevin Newman: Parts ways with Arizona

    Newman became a free agent Wednesday after opting out of the minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Rather than reporting to Triple-A Reno after being informed a few days ago that he wouldn't be part of Arizona's Opening Day roster, Newman will head to the open market and pursue opportunities with another organization. The 30-year-old is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he slashed .253/.311/.364 over 253 plate appearances with the Reds while seeing time at all four infield positions.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Poway, CA
Age: 30
School: Arizona
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R