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Chris Owings lands on disabled list with shoulder injury

Jun 29, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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From MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert comes word that the Diamondbacks have placed shortstop Chris Owings on the 15-day disabled list because of a left shoulder injury. Nick Ahmed had his contract purchased from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding 25-man roster move and Eric Chavez (knee) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list to open a spot on the 40-man roster.

Owings is undergoing an MRI Sunday to determine the exact severity of the shoulder problem that has been bothering him since the middle of last week.

The 22-year-old has hit .277/.313/.458 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 72 games this season for the Diamondbacks, who will use Ahmed and Didi Gregorius at shortstop in his absence. Arizona (35-48) enters play Sunday tied for last place in the National League West.

  1. jerze2387 - Jun 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    I’d like to see dido win the SS job back. I think he’s got some potential with his speed and some pop

  2. gbrim - Jun 29, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    In a related move, Eric Chavez was moved to the 60-day DL. Could be a career-ender for him. No chance for a trade to a contender now and battling injuries for years. Why come back to ride the pines for a team going nowhere?

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