Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:14:01 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings (shoulder) took his first swings of the spring Friday, March 6, after undergoing surgery to fix the labrum in his left shoulder last October. He took regular batting practice later in the day Friday and didn't have any issues with his shoulder. The Diamondbacks see Owings as a starter at either second base or shortstop in 2015 depending on the rest of the infield. He's expected to make his spring debut in mid-March, and he'll take batting practice again Saturday, March 8.
Fantasy Tip: Owings has some intriguing pop at the shortstop position, but his fantasy value will depend on if he's fully healthy and if he's seeing regular playing time. He'll probably go undrafted in most mixed leagues, but he could come into play as a valuable middle infielder off the waiver wire during the year. Owings should be owned in all NL-only leagues.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:33:40 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings (shoulder) will be a little behind in spring training, according to manager Chip Hale. However, Owings should be ready for opening day.
Fantasy Tip: Owings is an up-and-coming prospect that offers a sneaky mix of speed and power late in mixed drafts. If everything aligns, he's a candidate for a 15-15 season in Arizona.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:32:58 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings (shoulder) might not be ready for the first week of Cactus League games, according to general manager Dave Stewart. "He's going to be a little behind," Stewart said.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10:16:04 -0800
Several teams have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings and SS Didi Gregorius.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:59:51 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings (shoulder) will have surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, Oct. 2, by Dr. James Andrews. Owings is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:43:36 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings (shoulder) was scratched from the lineup with soreness in his left shoulder Friday, Sept. 26.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:17:49 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 11. SS Chris Owings is starting at second base.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:50:11 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 9. SS Chris Owings is starting at the keystone.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:26:09 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks may retain the services of SS Cliff Pennington for one more season. Pennington is arbitration-eligible for one more year. "Veteran leadership, he can play multiple positions," general manager Kevin Towers said of Pennington. "Having him kind of there with those two guys [Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius] is good."
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:18:25 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers may go with a younger middle infield in 2015 if everything works out. He envisions SS Didi Gregorius and 2B Chris Owings taking over those positions, with 2B Aaron Hill shifting over to third and acting as a floater.