Joey Newby

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Joey Newby
Amarillo Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1982-03-08) March 8, 1982 (age 33)
Soldotna, Alaska
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joseph Eric Newby (born March 8, 1982 in Soldotna, Alaska) is a professional baseball pitcher who is currently with the Amarillo Sox. Newby attended Colorado State University–Pueblo.

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Newby started his career in 2004, joining the Rookie-Level affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the AZL Athletics of the Arizona League. Newby went 2-3 with a 4.04 ERA and 46 strikeouts.

In 2005 Newby was promoted to the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League. There he compiled a record of 5-5 in 15 starts with a 4.29 ERA.

Newby worked his way up the A's organization to the Class-A Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League in 2006. In his 32 games (all relief appearances), he had a record of 5-0 with a 3.22 ERA.

In 2007 the A's kept him at the Class-A with Kane County. This was Newby's worst season statistically, compiling a 0-3 record and an ERA of 8.59 for only nine games.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Newby did not pitch in 2008 after tearing a ligament in his pitching arm.[1] As a result he was released by the A's.[1] He then signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners at the start of the 2009. He played at three levels of the Mariners organization, with the Class-A Advanced High Desert Mavericks, the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx and the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers. He is just the third player from Colorado State - Pueblo to reach the Triple-A level.[2] He finished the season a combined 1-1 with a 2.38 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 34 games.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

After spending 2010 with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in independent baseball, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 2011 season. He was assigned to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. After seven games in AA, he was promoted to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, where he was in 25 games, including 5 starts. Combined he was 4-7 with a 5.55 ERA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mike Nesper (November 1, 2009). "Newby chases big dream: Soldotna graduate recovers from arm surgery, pitches in Triple A". Peninsula Clarion. peninsulaclarion.com. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Pack alum Newby called up to AAA". CSU Pueblo. gothunderwolves.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 

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