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Yankees' Chris Owings: Signs MiLB deal with Yankees
Owings signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Saturday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Owings was released by the Orioles last weekend but will have a chance to carve out a role at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after joining the Yankees on a minor-league deal. He appeared in 27 games with Baltimore to begin the year and hit .107 with two doubles, six runs and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Chris Owings: Released by O's
Owings was placed on unconditional release waivers Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Owings spent the first two months of the season on the active roster, but he did very little with his limited opportunities, hitting .107/.254/.143 in 68 trips to the plate. His career 69 wRC+ means he'll likely be looking for a minor-league deal on the open market.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Booted from 40-man roster
The Orioles designated Owings for assignment Wednesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
The Orioles will move Owings off the 40-man roster to clear a spot for long reliever Austin Voth, whom the organization claimed off waivers from the Nationals on Tuesday. Owings had seen limited playing time for the Orioles this season, appearing in 27 games while slashing .107/.254/.143 across 68 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Activated by O's
Owings (personal) was reinstated from the bereavement list Tuesday.
Owings was away from the Orioles during their weekend series against the Guardians, but he'll rejoin the team after spending the minimum amount of time on the bereavement list. Right-hander Marcos Diplan was sent down Sunday to make room on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Placed on bereavement list
Owings was placed on the bereavement list Friday.
Since players are required to spend between three and seven days on the bereavement list, the 30-year-old will be unavailable for the Orioles' weekend series against the Guardians. Tyler Nevin should see a slight uptick in playing time while Owings is away from the team.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Sits for third straight
Owings is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
After a stretch of five consecutive starts last week in which he went 3-for-15 with a double, two walks and three runs, Owings finds himself on the bench for the third game in a row. Even with Ryan Mountcastle (wrist) on the injured list and Jorge Mateo (shoulder/chest), Ramon Urias (abdomen) and Austin Hays (hand) having all recently missed time with injuries, Owings still appears to be behind Tyler Nevin and Ryan McKenna in the pecking order among the team's utility options.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Steals base in win
Owings went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in a 3-2 win Thursday in St. Louis.
Owings singled, stole a base and scored in the seventh inning. It was just his fourth game in the month of May and his first stolen base this season. After showing some promise last season in limited time for Colorado, Owings has been dreadful at the plate in 2022, slashing .138/.286/.172 over 35 plate appearances with one extra-base hit.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Draws three walks
Owings went 0-for-1 with three walks in a 4-2 win over the Royals in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.
This was Owings' first game action since April 30, as he's been a bit lost in the shuffle among the Orioles' field players. He's done little to earn more playing time with a .105 batting average and a 6:12 BB:K through 25 plate appearances this season. Owings remains a versatile defender, but that could see him stay limited to making late entrances into games as a defensive replacement or pinch hitter or runner.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Filling in for resting Odor
Owings will start at second base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Angels.
Owings will pick up his fifth start of the season Sunday, filling in at the keystone for the lefty-hitting Rougned Odor, who sits with a southpaw (Jose Suarez) on the mound for the Angels. The utility man is 1-for-10 with eight strikeouts through his first six games with the Orioles.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Makes Opening Day roster
Manager Brandon Hyde confirmed Wednesday that Owings has made the Orioles' Opening Day roster and will have his contract selected, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Owings will likely begin the season as a utility player, but there could be avenues for the 30-year-old to eventually settle into an everyday role at second base, third base, shortstop or in the outfield if injuries or poor performance from the players ahead of him on the depth chart opens up playing time. Before being shut down last summer with a thumb injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season, Owings had a brief run of fantasy relevance for the Rockies. In just 21 games with Colorado, Owings slashed .326/.420/.628 with a home run, two stolen bases, nine runs and five RBI.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Owings: Joins Orioles on minors deal
Owings (thumb) joined the Orioles as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Owings missed most of the last two months of last season after undergoing thumb surgery. Prior to that, the veteran utility man hit .326/.420/.628 for the Rockies, though that came in a tiny sample of 50 plate appearances and was far out of line with his career .243/.288/.372 slash line. If he does wind up making the team, it will likely be in a utility role.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Moves to 60-day IL
Owings (thumb) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Owings was ruled out for the season in early August after doctors put a pin in his left thumb, so his move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural. The 30-year-old has appeared in just 38 games across the last two seasons, and he slashed .298/.372/.536 with three homers, 18 runs, 10 RBI and three stolen bases. He's slated to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Ruled out for season
Owings will miss the remainder of the 2021 campaign after doctors put a pin in his left thumb Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Owings was already sidelined indefinitely after he underwent surgery on his left thumb in late July, and he'll officially be shut down for the remainder of the season. The 29-year-old also had his 2020 season cut short due to a hamstring issue, and he appeared in just 21 games this year due to the thumb issues. He'll now prepare for spring training in 2022 after he slashed .326/.420/.628 with a homer, nine runs, five RBI and two stolen bases during his limited sample this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Undergoes surgery
Owings underwent surgery on his left thumb Friday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Owings was placed on the injured list with a mallet finger injury on his left thumb Tuesday, and he doesn't have a timetable for his return following Friday's procedure. Joshua Fuentes and Connor Joe could see increased playing time in the infield while the 29-year-old is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Heads to IL with thumb injury
Owings was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a mallet finger of the left thumb.
Owings last played Sunday, though it's not clear when or how the injury was suffered. The utility man will become eligible to be reinstated July 29, but it's possible he'll require additional time to recover. Connor Joe was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding roster move.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Blasts first homer
Owings went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in a 3-1 triumph over the Padres on Sunday.
Owings pinch hit for starter Jon Gray in the seventh and took Craig Stammen deep to give Colorado a lead it wouldn't relinquish. The utility man is now 3-for-5 following an 0-for-16 stretch over his previous 10 games and concludes the first half slashing .306/.405/.667, albeit in only 19 games.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Returns from injured list
Owings was activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
Owings began a rehab assignment last week and will rejoin the active roster after missing more than two months due to thumb surgery. He went 8-for-15 with three triples, three doubles, three RBI, two stolen bases and six runs in seven games prior to the injury. Now that he's back, he should fill a utility role for the Rockies. The 29-year-old is available off the bench for Tuesday's game at Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Nearing rehab assignment
Owings (thumb) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Owings sprained his thumb in early April badly enough to require surgery and a trip to the 60-day injured list. Given the length of his absence, his rehab assignment probably won't be a short one, but it won't be too long before he's back on the big-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Resumes playing catch
Manager Bud Black said Tuesday that Owings (thumb) has resumed playing catch and is "getting closer" to returning, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Owings was placed on the 10-day injured list April 10 and was later shifted to the 60-day IL on April 18 with a sprained left thumb. Given that the utility man is just now beginning to play catch again, it seems fair to reason that he's at least a couple of weeks from making his return to the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chris Owings: Wearing soft cast
Owings had surgery on his thumb in Arizona and has returned to Denver where he is wearing a soft cast, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
The surgery was considered successful, though Owings will have to rest for a substantial period of time. Assuming all goes well, he should be able to start taking ground balls in roughly 2-to-3 weeks.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Charleston, SC|
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