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June 17, 2019 05:40 PM
Red Sox's Chris Owings: Links up with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Owings was released by the Royals earlier in the month after posting an anemic .133/.193/.222 slash line in 41 games. The utility man will get up to speed at the team's spring training facilities in Fort Myers before reporting to Triple-A Pawtucket.

June 4, 2019 04:04 PM
Chris Owings: Released by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings was released by the Royals on Tuesday.

Owings had a regular role for the Royals early in the season but lost it after posting an anemic .133/.193/.222 slash line in 41 games (good for a wRC+ of 8). His career line now sits at .242/.285/.368 through parts of seven seasons, leaving him an end-of-the-bench option at best.

May 31, 2019 02:28 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: DFA'ed by Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings was designated for assignment by the Royals on Friday.

Owings saw a drastic reduction in playing time during May with only 39 at-bats in 12 games. The 27-year-old was slashing .133/.193/.222 with a 37.9 percent strikeout rate in 145 plate appearances this season, so it's hardly surprising for the Royals to want a new face on the 40-man roster. Cheslor Cuthbert had his contract selected from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

May 5, 2019 11:52 AM
Royals' Chris Owings: Losing out on playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of 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.

May 1, 2019 06:48 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 27, 2019 03:08 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: On the bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 20, 2019 12:40 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: Sitting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 18, 2019 05:40 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: Takes seat Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 16, 2019 01:56 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: Pops first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Monday's 5-4 loss to the White Sox.

It was Owings' first homer of the year. Owings is taking advantage of his opportunity at a starting role, hitting .310 (9-for-29) over the last eight games with two steals, four runs and six RBI while splitting time between second base and the outfield.

April 7, 2019 11:36 AM
Royals' Chris Owings: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

The Royals have regularly deployed Whit Merrifield in right field this season, thereby opening up an everyday role in the infield for Owings, who had started each of the team's first seven games. Owings will get his first day off of the campaign in the series finale, with Lucas Duda effectively replacing him in the starting nine.

March 31, 2019 09:44 AM
Royals' Chris Owings: May be main second baseman
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings will start at second base and hit sixth Saturday against the White Sox.

Widely expected to fill a utility role for the Royals to begin the season, Owings has opened the campaign with back-to-back starts at the keystone, with one coming against a lefty (Carlos Rodon) and the other versus a righty (Reynaldo Lopez). Though Whit Merrifield saw the bulk of the action at second base for the Royals in 2018, manager Ned Yost said that Merrifield would likely play right field more often than anticipated since it gives the team its best defensive outfield, per Jeffrey Flanagan of That represents good news for Owings, who could flirt with double-digit home runs and steals if he ends up receiving steady playing time.

March 4, 2019 12:08 AM
Royals' Chris Owings: Belts grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk and two runs scored Sunday against Cleveland.

Owings handed the Royals an 8-7 lead in the sixth inning by crushing a grand slam over the left-field wall. The 27-year-old is slated to take on a utility role for Kansas City this season, and his early power surge in spring training games certainly isn't hurting his bid for playing time. Owings has tagged two home runs and driven in five in 17 at-bats.

February 16, 2019 04:44 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: Set for sizable reserve role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ned Yost said Owings will have a fairly regular role in the Royals' lineup, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

Owings signed with Kansas City in December after being let go by Arizona following an ugly 2018 season in which he slashed .206/.272/.302 in 309 plate appearances. The 27-year-old has major-league experience in the outfield as well as every infield spot other than first base, so the Royals are liable to move him around depending on the matchup. Owings' career .250/.291/.378 slash line doesn't inspire confidence he'll be able to make a major fantasy impact in 2019.

December 6, 2018 05:16 PM
Royals' Chris Owings: Inks deal with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings agreed to a contract with Kansas City on Wednesday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports. Per Jon Heyman of, he will make $3 million plus incentives in 2019.

Owings was not tendered a contract by Arizona last week after making $3.4 million for the Diamondbacks in 2018. The utility man wasn't able to duplicate his steady performance from the previous two seasons, hitting just .206 with a disastrous .574 OPS across 309 plate appearances. He figures to serve as a fourth outfielder and reserve infielder. There's a path to playing time on the diamond should Owings correct his issues at the dish.

December 1, 2018 04:16 PM
Chris Owings: Heads to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings was not tendered a contract by Arizona for the 2019 season.

Owings made $3.4 million during this past season and likely could've remained within the organization for a similar price after a widely disappointing campaign, but the Diamondbacks elected to cut the utility player loose. Across 106 games in 2018, he slashed just .206/.272/.302 with four home runs, 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Due to his versatility around the diamond, Owings should be able to find a new home with a club that lacks depth.

September 25, 2018 12:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Handling leadoff role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings will lead off and start in right field Monday against the Dodgers.

Owings will pick up his third start in five games after going 5-for-7 with a home run, three RBI and two runs over his previous two appearances. With Arizona officially eliminated from the postseason after losing its series to the Rockies over the weekend, manager Torey Lovullo will likely empty his bench more liberally over the final week of the regular season. That should translate to more playing time for the likes of Owings, who appears poised to finish the year strong after slashing just .195/.262/.281 over 282 plate appearances with the big club prior to his recent surge.

September 20, 2018 07:44 AM
Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Big day in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Owings got in on a four-run first inning with an RBI single, then later added to the 9-0 blowout with a two-run homer in the sixth. It was the 27-year-old's first start at the big-league level since July, and despite the big day, he's slashing just .204/.269/.300.

September 2, 2018 02:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Diamondbacks recalled Owings from Triple-A Reno on Saturday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Owings was listed among a slew of new roster members for September expansion. The 27-year-old carries a lackluster .198/.267/.287 line with three homers and nine stolen bases across 273 major-league plate appearances this year and will probably top out at one or two starts per week -- mostly against left-handers -- while serving in a utility role. NL-only fantasy players could find some help here if depth is an issue.

August 3, 2018 05:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Sent down to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

Owings has been disappointing in a utility role for the Diamondbacks this season, hitting just .198/.267/.287 in 90 games. His positional flexibility gives him multiple avenues back to the roster, but he hasn't done anything to suggest he'll be a significant fantasy asset if and when that happens. Andrew Chafin was reinstated from the paternity list in a corresponding move.

July 26, 2018 10:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Pads stolen-base total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings started at third base and finished 1-for-3 with a stolen base in the Diamondbacks' 2-1 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Owings drew the rare start at the hot corner with top option Jake Lamb moving to the bench due to a lefty (Jon Lester) starting for the Cubs. The utility man was able to contribute in the run game and has now notched nine steals in 12 attempts on the season, but that's about the only positive achievement in his profile from a fantasy perspective. Owings is under the Mendoza Line for the campaign and maintains a .547 OPS, his worst mark since breaking into the big leagues in 2013.

Situational Stats
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vs RHP91132 .204 .264 .143
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Batting Stats
2013ARI20555160561020 .361 .382 .291
2014ARI913103481626166781 .300 .406 .261
2015ARI1475155911744326144164 .264 .322 .227
2016ARI119437521215492087212 .315 .416 .277
2017ARI97362419712511787122 .299 .442 .268
2018ARI10628134584222475114 .272 .302 .206
2019KC411359182985541 .193 .222 .133
Total 6212095234508332051175257414 .285 .368 .242
Fielding Stats
2013ARISS131050183114 .980
2014ARISS6159253771651136 .957
2015ARI2B115101447154289465 .991
2015ARISS35291003762110 .990
2016ARISS706527592175843 .971
2017ARI2B221569264218 .986
2017ARISS5451194431401118 .943
2017ARIOF26234338320 .953
2018ARIOF60469183531 .967
2019KCP1000000 ---
Total  5595201883776106542215 .978
More Batting Stats
Total 115247701313131229
Minor League Batting Stats
2009R-Missoula2410820335121032530 .324 .426 .306
2010AFX-South Bend Silver Ha62255397619252895013 .323 .447 .298
2011AFA-Visalia Rawhide12152167128296115015130104 .274 .388 .246
2012AA-Mobile Baybears692973578103628116943 .291 .377 .263
2012AFA-Visalia Rawhide5924151781621124136383 .362 .544 .324
2013AAA-Reno Aces12554610418031812812299207 .359 .482 .330
2014R-Azl D-backs371400023--50 .700 .571 .571
2014AAA-Reno Aces10406101001--930 .250 .275 .250
2016R-AZL D-backs252100001110 .333 .200 .200
2016AAA-Reno51871111163301 .667 .944 .611
Total 48020383325991122348230804495521 .320 .442 .294

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Kansas City Royals

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