Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:42:23 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings has won the starting shortstop job, mainly because his bat is better than that of SS Didi Gregorius. The Diamondbacks may seek to trade Gregorius at this point.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:12:17 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks will take three shortstops - SSs Cliff Pennington, Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius - with them to Australia on the opening day roster to start the year.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:05:17 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings has been taking some reps at second base during spring training in order to increase his versatility.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:40:40 -0800
The biggest position player battle for the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring will be at shortstop, where SS Didi Gregorius, SS Chris Owings and SS Cliff Pennington are battling for playing time. General manager Kevin Towers believes the incumbent is the favorite heading into camp. "To me, the favorite has to be Didi," Towers said. "He was our shortstop last year. For a rookie, I thought he played very, very well. Great defender. He got off to a real hot start. The league probably caught up with him a little bit at the end. He probably got a little bit tired."
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:38:28 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings is thought to be the favorite to play shortstop entering spring training over SS Didi Gregorius.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:13:21 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Cliff Pennington and 3B Matt Davidson are expected to remain as bench players next season. The Snakes would like to re-sign 3B Eric Chavez and have SSs Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings battle for playing time at shortstop.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:33:08 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks are open to trading SS Didi Gregorius. The team loves SS Chris Owings and would be open to starting the season with him at shortstop.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:18:36 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said he expects SS Didi Gregorius and SS Chris Owings to compete for the starting shortstop job during spring training.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:03:11 -0700
The emergence of SS Chris Owings may cause problems for the Arizona Diamondbacks because SS prospect Didi Gregorius is at the position, and the team doesn't want to platoon if it can help it. "You'd like to see them get more at-bats, but if it becomes a platoon situation where one's facing lefties and one's facing righties, who's got the hot hand, you can probably make it work," general manager Kevin Towers said. "It's probably no different than what we've had to do with our outfielders, juggling them around a little bit."
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:13:47 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled 3B Matt Davidson, C Tuffy Gosewisch and SS Chris Owings from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 3, and moved RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.