THE NEWBERG REPORT — May 11, 2008

According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Oklahoma righthander
Doug Mathis is with the team this morning, likely to be added to the 25-man
roster for either Kevin Millwood or Travis Metcalf (and filling the open spot
on the 40 in the process).  Mathis’s
arrival was prompted by last night’s 8.2 innings turned in by the bullpen.  If a long man is needed for Sidney Ponson
during today’s game, Mathis is the man. 
He threw eight innings for the RedHawks on Tuesday, so today is his day
to pitch anyway.

The 24-year-old is having an outstanding spring for Oklahoma, sitting at
5-0, 3.55 in seven starts, scattering 43 hits (.253 opponents’ average) and just
10 walks in 45.2 innings while fanning 30, and he’s coaxed twice as many groundouts
as flyouts.

A Happy Mother’s Day for Jan Mathis, and a big congrats to
her son, one of the real good guys in this system.

You can read more from Jamey Newberg at www.NewbergReport.com.

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