I can tell you that it means a lot to David's father, Ross, that so many readers are asking about his son. And I'm told that David is "coming along nicely" while rehabbing from surgery to repair a fractured right fibula.
It wouldn't be surprising if the outfielder is back on the active roster by mid-July, shortly after the All-Star break. That's what the team is aiming for, and it seems like a realistic goal.
He's still wearing a small boot and walking with crutches, but he also can put about 75 percent of his weight on the leg and is walking and doing other mobility exercises in a pool.
Newhan is scheduled to see the doctors again on Friday and might be allowed to ditch the crutches. He's still in Baltimore, working out at Camden Yards when the team is home or at a local clinic when it's on the road.