The Sports Xchange reports Diamondbacks minor leaguer Kyler Newby, a former 50th-round draft pick out of Mesa (Ariz.) College, was 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA for Ponce of the Puerto Rican winter league, leading the league in ERA while compiling a streak of 24 1/3 scoreless innings. Newby did not allow a home run in 46 1/3 innings, while striking out 45 in 46 1/3 innings. "He's not afraid to challenge hitters," Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell said.
The D-Backs optioned infielder Pedro Ciriaco and pitchers Leyson Septimo, Daniel Stange and Cesar Valdez to minor league camp Monday. The club also reassigned pitchers Tommy Layne, Kyler Newby, Wes Roemer, Bryan Shaw and Matt Torra, catcher Konrad Schmidt, infielder Mark Hallberg and outfielder Collin Cowgill to minor league camp. The team now has a total of 46 players in camp, including 23 pitchers, five catchers, 11 infielders and seven outfielders.
The D-Backs have announced the following non-roster invitations to spring training: pitchers Rodrigo Lopez, T.J. Beam, Josh Ellis, Barry Enright, Tommy Layne, Kyler Newby, Wes Roemer, Bryan Shaw and Matt Torra; catchers Carlos Corporan, Sean Coughlin and Konrad Schmidt; infielders Jeff Bailey and Mark Hallberg; and outfielders Collin Cowgill, Evan Frey and Drew Macias.
The Arizona Diamondbacks outrighted reliever Kyler Newby and catcher Luke Carlin to the minor leagues Thursday.
Arizona RHP Kyler Newby, recalled before Thursday's game against the Marlins from Double-A Mobile, will be sent back there Friday.
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