Owings is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Owings finds himself on the bench for a second straight day and may be on the outs for a full-time role in the wake of Kelvin Gutierrez's emergence. With the hot-hitting Gutierrez drawing his ninth straight start at third base, Hunter Dozier has settled in at designated hitter while Jorge Soler shifts to right field, leaving no room in the lineup for Owings.
Owings is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rays. Owings will head to the bench after going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in the first game of Wednesday's twin bill. Jorge Soler is starting in right field and batting cleanup.
Owings is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels. Kelvin Gutierrez will make his major-league debut Saturday, leaving Owings as the odd man out of the lineup. The 27-year-old has gone 1-for-19 in his last five games, scoring only once during that time. In Owings' absence, Whit Merrifield will shift to second base, batting in the leadoff spot.
Owings is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees. With Whit Merrifield shifting to second base for the matinee game while Jorge Soler plays in right field, Owings will retreat to the bench. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a full-time role this season but has yet to do much with the steady at-bats, as he's slashing a miserable .182/.250/.303 through the club's first 20 contests.
Owings is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees. Owings will head to the bench for Thursday's series opener after starting the previous 10 games for the Royals, slashing .278/.350/.444 with a homer and two stolen bases during that stretch. Whit Merrifield will cover second base in place of Owings, with Jorge Soler starting in right field and Lucas Duda getting the nod at designated hitter.