Description: Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that Micah Owings won't pitch for the team. He will only play first base or the outfield. SOURCE: Nationals.com
Insight: Owings gave up his pitching career and is attempting to become a full-time position player. He has always been one of the best hitting pitchers in the MLB and has a career average of .283 with nine homers and a .502 slugging percentage in 219 plate appearances.
2/6/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: The Washington Nationals signed pitcher-turned-first baseman Micah Owings to a minor league contract.
Insight: Owings was 0-2 in six appearances for San Diego as a pitcher, but is a career .283 hitter with nine homers and a .813 OPS.
8/17/2010 4:22:00 PM
Description: The Reds have designated Owings for assignment.
Insight: This move cleared a spot on the Reds' 40-man roster for first-round pick Yasmani Grandal. Owings had a 5.40 ERA in 22 relief appearances for the Reds this season. (SportsBuff.com)
3/18/2010 10:01:00 AM
Description: Owings did not allow a hit over three innings against the Indians on Wednesday night.
Insight: Owings is in the mix to be the Reds' No. 5 starter, but he is most likely to end up in the bullpen. (SportsBuff.com)
7/10/2009 12:04:00 PM
Description: Owings followed two solid starting performances with his worst start of the season. He gave up seven runs in 4.1 innings.
Insight: Owings has been a substandard fantasy pitcher this season. He is not terrible at the Great American Ballpark (4.31 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, four wins) but don't start him on the road (5.40 ERA, 161 WHIP, seven losses). (SportsBuff.com)
6/18/2009 9:37:00 AM
Description: Owings won for the first time since May 7 by limiting the Braves to two runs over six innings.
Insight: Owings has a 4.50 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 45 K's in 72.1 innings. That makes him a lower tier starter in any league. One can only wonder what kind of damage he'd do if he were a full time hitter. (SportsBuff.com)
3/28/2009 9:32:00 AM
Description: Owings will get opportunities to pinch hit, according to the AP.
Insight: Owings is still competing with Homer Bailey for the fifth spot in the Red rotation. His hitting won't help fantasy teams. If he can win that starting role, he could be of use. (SportsBuff.com)
3/8/2009 9:48:00 AM
Description: Owings is still a candidate for the fifth starter slot, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. He is battling with Homer Bailey and Nick Masset.
Insight: So far this spring Owings has looked pretty good. He has thrown 6.2 innings, won a game, and struck out six batters. He has a 2.70 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
2/24/2009 9:34:00 PM
Description: Owings is one of three Reds starters vying for the fifth starting slot, according to the AP.
Insight: Owings made more noise with his bat last year as a starter for the Diamondbacks. His 1.39 WHIP was not quite as bad as his 5.39 ERA and he did strike 87 batters out in 104.2 innings. Based on the stats, I'd give Owings a slight edge over Homer Bailey and Nick Masset in both fantasy ownability and the Reds starting rotation. (SportsBuff.com)
2/18/2009 9:20:00 PM
Description: Owings told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the shoulder discomfort that plagued him in 2008 was no longer an issue.
Insight: Owings has a chance to win a starting spot with the Reds. He did strike out 87 batters in 104.2 innings with the Diamondbacks last year, but his 5.93 ERA and 1.39 WHIP did not help fantasy teams. (SportsBuff.com)
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