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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
29-18 6-4 L2
26-20 6-4 W2
19-26 4-6 W1
19-26 4-6 W1
16-30 6-4 W4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .250 0 8 .683 1

Top Kevin Newman News

  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Hasn't resumed baseball activities

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Newman (groin/hamstring) hasn't yet resumed baseball activities, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Newman suffered a hamstring-related setback during a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, and he was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday. The 28-year-old isn't eligible to return until at least late June following Monday's transaction, and he's received treatment since suffering his setback. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume baseball activities.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Newman (groin/hamstring) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Newman has been sidelined since late April due to a groin injury, and he recently suffered a hamstring-related setback during a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis. The 28-year-old's setback is apparently relatively significant, as he'll now be unavailable until at least late June. A better idea of his return timetable should come into focus once he's cleared for another rehab stint. Rodolfo Castro has been serving as the Pirates' primary shortstop in Newman's absence.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Hits snag during rehab assignment

    Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Newman (groin) suffered a hamstring-related setback during the infielder's rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Newman most recently played for Indianapolis on Friday, when he presumably experienced hamstring pain that Cherington notes is unrelated to the strained left groin that first sent him to the injured list in late April. Cherington added that the hamstring issue is on the minor side for Newman, but the 28-year-old looks like he'll be held out of action for at least a few days before restarting his rehab assignment. Fantasy managers should probably plan on him missing at least another week.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Beginning rehab assignment Tuesday

    Newman (groin) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    After incorporating running workouts into his regimen of baseball activities late last week, Newman showed enough progress in his recovery from the left groin strain to advance to the final stage of his rehab program. He'll most likely play in at least two games at Indianapolis before potentially rejoining the Pirates for the start of their homestand Friday. Once activated from the 10-day injured list, Newman should settle back in as the Pirates' everyday shortstop, leaving Rodolfo Castro and Diego Castillo to battle Josh VanMeter for playing time at second base.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Nearing rehab appearance

    Newman (groin) is expected to begin a rehab assignment "in the coming days," Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Newman will test his injury by running the bases by the end of the week. Assuming that goes well, he'll begin what will likely be a relatively lengthy rehab assignment. Newman was expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks after landing on the injured list April 27, and he appears likely to return in the middle of that estimate.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Resumes baseball activities

    Newman (groin) has resumed all baseball activities except running, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Newman has been on the injured list for a week, and it's encouraging to see him participate in most baseball activities. The 28-year-old is expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks due to his left groin strain and will need to resume running before he's cleared to progress further in his recovery process.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Officially placed on 10-day IL

    Newman (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

    Newman's placement on the injured list was expected since the shortstop is slated to miss 3-to-5 weeks after sustaining a left groin strain in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. Diego Castillo will start at shortstop Wednesday against Milwaukee, while Tucupita Marcano should also see increased playing time with Newman unavailable.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Expected to land on injured list

    Newman (groin) is expected to be placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that the shortstop suffered a left groin strain in Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee. The 28-year-old is expected to require a 3-to-5 week recovery timetable, so he'll be placed on the injured list. Diego Castillo and Tucupita Marcano should see more reps at shortstop while Newman is sidelined.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Groin issue resurfaces

    Newman was removed from Tuesday's game against the Brewers with left groin tightness, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Newman missed three games with a left groin injury before returning to action last week, and it appears he aggravated the injury Tuesday. The 28-year-old went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run prior to exiting the contest and should be considered day-to-day.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Reaches base three times

    Newman went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.

    Newman drew a walk in the second inning and followed it up with an RBI double in the third off of Justin Steele. He finished topped off his big day with a fifth-inning single and raised his average to .222 through 45 at-bats. Sunday's performance was his first multi-hit game of the year.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Tallies first stolen base

    Newman went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base Friday against the Cubs.

    Newman tallied his only hit of the game in the second inning. He then proceeded to steal second base -- his first of the season -- and came around to score on a base hit by Roberto Perez. Newman has been in the Pirates' lineup four times in the last five matchups, and he's recorded three hits in 16 at-bats with two runs scored in that span.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Riding pine Thursday

    Newman isn't starting Thursday's game against the Cubs.

    Newman started in the last three games and went 2-for-11 with a run. Hoy Park will take over at shortstop and bat ninth Thursday.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Returns to lineup

    Newman (groin) is starting Monday's game against the Brewers.

    Newman missed three consecutive games due to a groin issue, but he'll be back in the lineup for Monday's series opener in Milwaukee. He hit .217 with a triple, three doubles, five RBI and a run in his first six appearances of the year.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Dealing with groin issue

    Newman is considered day-to-day with a groin injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Newman was out of the lineup Friday and Saturday. It's unclear whether the issue will cause a stint on the injured list. Cole Tucker and Hoy Park have gotten looks at shortstop in Newman's absence, while Oneil Cruz awaits a promotion at Triple-A Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Sidelined again Sunday

    Newman (groin) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

    Newman will miss his third game in a row on account of the groin issue. Diego Castillo will draw the start at shortstop in place of Newman, who is being viewed as day-to-day. In the event Newman's groin forces him to the injured list, the Pirates could bring up top prospect Oneil Cruz from Triple-A Indianapolis to step in as the team's everyday shortstop.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Sitting Saturday

    Newman is not in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

    Newman started the first six games of the season at shortstop but has now been on the bench for two in a row. Cole Tucker will take over for him this time around.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Takes seat Friday

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

    Newman started the first six games of the season and has a hit in all but one contest, going 5-for-23 with a triple, three doubles, five RBI and a run. Hoy Park will shift to shortstop Friday in place of Newman, while Diego Castillo starts at the keystone.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Knocks in two

    Newman went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and two RBI on Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Newman delivered a two-RBI triple in the third inning to put the Pirates up 5-1. Though he has a .097 ISO across 1,371 career plate appearacnes, Newman has quietly started the 2022 campaign with some pop in his bat. Across 21 plate appearances, he has delivered two doubles and a triple, and he has also tallied one hit in four of his five starts.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Gets Monday off

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

    Pittsburgh and St. Louis are concluding their four-game series with a matinee contest, so Newman is likely just getting a breather for the start of a seven-game week for the Pirates. He started at shortstop in each of the first three games of the season, going 3-for-12 with two doubles and an RBI while slotting in fifth, ninth and sixth in the batting order. Hoy Park will draw the start at shortstop Monday, but Newman appears to be fairly secure in an everyday role in the middle infield.

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  • Pirates' Kevin Newman: Avoids arbitration with Buccos

    Newman agreed to a one-year, $1.95 million contract with the Pirates to avoid arbitration Tuesday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    It was Newman's first year of arbitration eligibility, and he was able to reach a deal with the Pirates without needing an arbiter. The 28-year-old broke out in 2019 with a .799 OPS, but he's struggled over the past two seasons and hit just .226/.265/.309 in 148 games during 2021.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Poway, CA
Age: 28
School: Arizona
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R