• by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers acquire P Rudy Owens from Athletics

    The Dodgers have traded for pitcher Rudy Owens, formerly of the Athletics, reports MLB.com. Last season, Owens posted an ERA of 4.33 with Triple-A Oklahoma and an 8-5 record. The left-hander finished the spring with an ERA of 7.94, giving up five earned runs and one home run with one strikeout.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Arnold Leon among five Athletics pitchers sent down

    The Athletics cut five pitchers on Sunday. RHP Arnold Leon was optioned to Triple-A. He allowed two hits in four shutout innings this spring, and manager Bob Melvin said the decision to send him down was a tough one. RHP Raul Alcantara, who hasn't played as he continues to recover from arm surgery, was optioned to Double-A. Three pitchers were reassigned to minor league camp: RHP Angel Castro (3.00 ERA in three spring innings) and LHPs Jim Fuller (3.38 ERA) and Rudy Owens (9.00 ERA).

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Athletics sign pitcher Rudy Owens to minor league deal

    The Athletics have signed pitcher Rudy Owens to a minor league deal, reports Baseball America. Owens made one start for Houston during the 2014 season, pitching 5 2/3 innings with a 7.94 ERA.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Astros make a few roster decisions Thursday

    The Astros announced Thursday they outrighted first baseman Jesus Guzman and pitcher Rudy Owens off the 40-man roster. The team also announced it declined the $3 million team option on pitcher Matt Albers' contract.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Josh Zeid up, Rudy Owens down for Astros

    The Astros have promoted right-hander Josh Zeid from Triple-A Oklahoma City and demoted lefty Rudy Owens to the same team. Zeid pitched decently in seven games with Houston early in the year. He gave up three runs in seven innings with eight strikeouts.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Rudy Owens getting the call Sunday

    The Astros will recall pitcher Rudy Owens from Triple-A Oklahoma City Sunday, to replace Paul Clemens on the roster, MLB.com reports. Owens allowed five runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings in his lone appearance for the Astros earlier in the season.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rudy Owens hit hard in big-league debut

    Astros pitcher Rudy Owens was hit hard in his first big-league start and as pegged with the loss Friday night against the Mariners in Seattle.Owens surrendered a two-run home run to Willie Bloomquist in the sixth, which proved to be the biggest blow. He permitted five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one in 5 2/3 innings of a 6-1 defeat.Owens was optioned back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He went 2-3 with a 6.05 ERA in 41 2/3 innings at Triple-A.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Struggling Rudy Owens starting for Astros on Friday

    Left-handed pitcher Rudy Owens has been called up by the Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make the Friday night start in Seattle. Right-hander Josh Zeid has been demoted to the same team. Owens has not distinguished himself with the RedHawks this season. He is 2-3 with a 6.05 ERA and has surrendered 51 hits in 41 2/3 innings. He has yielded just just eight walks, but gave up eight earned runs in three innings in his last start.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Astros reassign five players to minor-league camp

    The Astros reassigned five players to minor-league camp Sunday, including relievers Jose Cisnero and Chia-Jen Lo. The three other players demoted were Collin McHugh, Rudy Owens and Tyler Heineman.

  • by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com

    Rudy Owens out 4-5 months

    Astros pitching prospect Rudy Owens is expected to be sidelined 4-5 months due to a stress fracture in his left foot, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday. Owen, who is scheduled to undergo surgery on his foot next Monday in Houston, was 0-3 with a 3.71 ERA in 17 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City.