Padres sign Micah Owings to a minor league contract

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  1. xelance Member

    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [February 1, 2012 at 2:41pm CST]

    The Padres have agreed to sign Micah Owings to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training, Dan Hayes of the North County Times tweets. Legacy Sports Group represents the 29-year-old right-hander.

    Owings spent the 2011 season with the Diamondbacks, posting a 3.57 ERA with 6.3 K/9, 3.3 BB/9 and a 38% ground ball rate in 63 innings. A former starter with the Diamondbacks and Reds, Owings has pitched mostly out of the bullpen since 2010. At the plate, he has nine homers and an impressive .286/.313/.507 batting line in 217 career plate appearances. Kirk Gibson let Owings bat for himself regularly last year and asked him to pinch hit on one other occasion.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/02/padres-to-sign-micah-owings.html#disqus_thread

    Good addition to the lineup, err.... I mean bullpen :D We should keep him on the squad as a pinch hitter ha.

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    I don't love this signing, but good enough as e-surance. Perhaps he can be a DH too. lol
  3. xelance Member

    not a bad signing, its only a minor league contract...no biggie.
  4. Very interesting....He could lead the team in HR's
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  5. Greeney03 Administrator

    Owings batting line is better than Hudson's batting line (Home split, 221 AB). :rofl: I understand that it is Petco, but cmon.
  6. SDSUBaseball Go Blues!

    There's the big bat we have been looking for.

    .583 hitter at Petco

    Also this is a major league deal I think.
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    you are right SDSU.

    new update - 4:29pm: The agreement is for a one-year, Major League deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets.

    impressive petco numbers haha!
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  8. So he'll compete for a rotation spot ...... hmmm
  9. xelance Member


    Id rather have him make the rotation than Moseley, at least Owings can hit.
  10. Greeney03 Administrator

    SDSU is ON IT! Nice! If he ended up being a starter, at least now we have a offensive threat in the bottom of the line up. lol
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