(Bridgewater, N.J., Feb. 8, 2017) – The Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of right-handed pitcher Kyler Newby for the 2017 season.
“I look forward to seeing the familiar faces along with the new faces in Somerset for the 2017 season,” said Newby. “Last year we came up a little short, but this year I look forward to doing my part so we can achieve our final goal of winning a championship.”
Newby enters his fourth season with the Somerset Patriots and fourth in the Atlantic League. Last year, Newby’s 2.48 ERA led all Somerset pitchers (minimum of 50.0 innings pitched). Additionally, he finished second on the team in appearances (52) and struck out 62 batters against just 12 walks in 50.2 innings of work.
In 2015, the Las Vegas, Nevada native went 8-4 with a 4.09 ERA and two saves over 49 relief appearances. Additionally, Newby tossed two shutout innings over three appearances during the postseason en route to an Atlantic League championship.
Newby appeared in 11 games with the Somerset Patriots in 2014, tossing 11 innings of shutout relief while recording one save. He later had his contract purchased by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he carried a 3.98 ERA over 30 appearances (two starts).
Newby owns a 9-6 record with a 3.01 ERA and three saves over 116 relief appearances in his three seasons with the Somerset Patriots.
“We are extremely excited Kyler has chosen to join us for the 2017 season,” said Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie. “Kyler has been a huge piece in our bullpen while he has been with us. He can do any role necessary to help the team and is effective in all of them. We may even see Kyler start if the need arises. He really understands Somerset and has become one of our team leaders.”
The Mesa Community College alum has 12 years of service across the minor leagues, including stints in the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics and Angels organizations. He reached Triple-A in all four organizations: 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Newby also received a call up to the Major Leagues with Arizona in 2011, but did not end up pitching in a game.
The 2004 Diamondbacks draft pick owns a 48-34 record with a 3.17 ERA, 66 saves and 770 strikeouts over 713.1 innings pitched in 452 career appearances (31 starts).
Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary and the Atlantic League All-Star Game at TD Bank Ballpark, are on sale now. For more information, stop by TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
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