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12 Chris Owings 2B

Colorado Rockies

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August 12, 2020 04:12 PM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Exits with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings exited Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with left hamstring tightness, Thomas Harding of reports.

Owings was replaced in the field during the second inning as a precautionary measure. It's unclear how the injury occurred, but he'll be able to recover during the Rockies' off day Thursday. Whether he'll miss any time during the team's weekend series against Texas remains to be seen.

August 9, 2020 03:12 PM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Playing time on rise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings will start at third base and bat eighth Sunday against the Mariners, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

The Rockies have faced a slew of left-handed pitchers lately, which has allowed Owings to at least temporarily emerge as a fixture in the lineup. He'll start for the seventh time in nine games, with the versatile Owings having manned five different positions over that stretch. Owings is slashing a respectable .296/.367/.444 across 30 plate appearances this season.

August 4, 2020 12:20 AM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Knocks first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's 7-6 win over San Francisco.

Owings clocked his first home run of the season in the eighth inning to give the Rockies a 7-4 lead. In 18 at-bats this season, the utilityman owns an .868 OPS with five runs scored.

August 2, 2020 11:56 AM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Three-hit effort Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Padres.

Owings scored on an error by Padres starter Joey Lucchesi in the second inning after getting aboard on a single. He singled and stole second in the third before capping off the three-hit performance by plating Matt Kemp in the fifth. This was just Owings' second start of the season and the first time he was able to record a hit. The 28-year-old hit just .139 with five steals and three homers in 67 games between the Red Sox and Royals last season.

July 17, 2020 07:20 PM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Tabbed for Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings will begin the season on the Rockies' major-league roster.

Manager Bud Black speculated earlier in the week that Owings could be on the Rockies' Opening Day roster as a second utility player, and he was officially informed of the decision Friday. The 28-year-old appeared in 67 games with the Red Sox and Royals last season, slashing .139/.209/.233 with three home runs and five stolen bases. Owings should serve as depth for the team, but he's unlikely to play a significant role for Colorado this season.

July 16, 2020 03:16 AM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Could make team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings has a pretty good chance to make the Rockies' Opening Day roster as a second utility player, along with Garrett Hampson, particularly with the 30-man roster for the first two weeks, Thomas Harding of reports.

An interesting aspect of manager Bud Black's comments about Owings is how he equates him with Hampson. "You have two weapons -- two good weapons," Black said. "You have the speed weapon. You've got a sneaky power weapon. You've got two guys that play the game the right way. They can be pests, per se, to the opposition. So it's nice to have two of them. As the game rolls on, whether they're both starting whether one of them starting whether they're both on the bench. With the 30-man roster, it's advantageous. ... And for a 26-man roster, they might be advantageous, also."

June 29, 2020 10:20 AM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Invited to summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings will be a part of the Rockies' 60-man summer camp.

Prior to the shutdown, Owings had made a strong case for a roster spot as a non-roster invitee, so his inclusion is not surprising. That said, he is likely to fill a depth role and probably won't play regularly enough to be a viable fantasy option, especially in weekly leagues.

March 25, 2020 01:12 PM
Rockies' Chris Owings: In competition for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings' versatility and strong spring performance could help earn a roster spot with Colorado, Thomas Harding of reports.

Owings joined the team on a minor-league deal this winter, but kept himself in line for a potential roster spot by hitting .360/.429/.560 across 28 Cactus League at-bats. His defensive versatility could also come into play, as he's capable of playing nearly every spot in the infield in addition to the outfield. He'll still likely have to beat out at least one of Brendan Rodgers (shoulder), Sam Hilliard and Garrett Hampson, leaving plenty of obstacles in his path to a big-league role.

January 3, 2020 08:32 PM
Rockies' Chris Owings: Lands with Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings signed a minor-league deal with the Rockies on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Moving to Coors Field is typically a boon to a player's fantasy value, but Owings will need a major improvement to even be worth a spot on a deep-league bench. The seven-year veteran has a wRC+ of just 68, with that number coming in at 52 and 13 over the last two seasons. His 2019 season was his worst one yet, as he struggled to an awful .139/.209/.233 slash line in 67 games for the Royals and Red Sox. His defensive flexibility could help earn him a roster spot in camp, but he'll need to show significant improvement at the plate if that's to happen.

October 21, 2019 03:52 PM
Chris Owings: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings elected free agency Monday rather than accepting an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket, Ian Browne of reports.

Owings had little reason to accept a minors assignment at this point rather than seeing what options were available to him this offseason. He's almost certainly going to be limited to minor-league offers this winter after hitting .139/.209/.233 in 67 games for the Royals and Red Sox this year.

September 27, 2019 06:16 AM
Red Sox's Chris Owings: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Rangers.

Owings has started four of the last five games, playing shortstop or second base, as the Red Sox wrap up a disappointing season. He's filled in all over the field for Boston, including playing all three outfield positions. Since his team was eliminated from playing in the postseason, Red Sox manager Alex Cora has thrown together some unconventional, and sometimes unrecognizable, lineups over the final two weeks of the season. Owings may get at-bats over the weekend, but it's hard to tell when or at which position.

August 11, 2019 06:24 PM
Red Sox's Chris Owings: Promoted, leading off against Halos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Owings' contract was selected from Triple-A Pawtucket, and he is leading off and starting at second base Sunday against the Angels, Christopher Smith of reports.

He played second base, third base, shortstop and all three outfield spots while at Pawtucket, so Owings is seemingly prepared for a utility role with Boston. He hit .133 in 145 plate appearances with the Royals earlier this season and batted .325/.385/.595 with 11 home runs in 44 games with Pawtucket.

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.

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