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  1. Micah Owings switches from pitcher to first baseman, signs with Nationals

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Micah Owings

    Micah Owings is no longer the best-hitting pitcher in baseball. Now he’s just another minor league first baseman trying to make it to the majors, as the 30-year-old has officially switched from pitching to hitting and signed with the Nationals. Owings missed most last season following elbow surgery and was released by the Padres in…

  2. Padres release Micah Owings

    Oct 23, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    micah owings getty

    From Corey Brock of MLB.com comes word that the Padres have requested unconditional release waivers on Micah Owings. Which means the right-hander will become a free agent in early November. Owings threw only 9 2/3 innings this season for San Diego before requiring surgery on his right elbow. He should be recovered from that procedure…

  3. White Sox clip Tigers to open up three-game lead

    Sep 17, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski, Addison Reed

    It wasn’t exactly a classic duel, but the White Sox put themselves another game up in the AL Central by beating the Tigers 5-4 in Monday’s makeup game. The game’s decisive play took place in the fifth, when Dayan Viciedo hit a grounder to short with the bases loaded and one out. Jhonny Peralta decided…

  4. Well, at least Micah Owings can focus on hitting now

    Jul 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Micah Owings

    Earlier this month Micah Owings sounded just about ready to give up pitching and focus on trying to make it back to the majors as a hitter, and now the decision has been made for him. Owings will undergo elbow surgery after spending the past three months on the disabled list with a forearm injury…

  5. Micah Owings may finally give full-time hitting a try

    Jul 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Micah Owings

    After years of people wondering why Micah Owings didn’t attempt to become a full-time hitter after putting up good offensive numbers as a mediocre pitcher he may finally be ready to give it a shot. Owings is currently on the disabled list with a forearm injury and once healthy might resume pitching, but in the…

  6. Padres place Micah Owings on DL with strained forearm

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Micah Owings

    Micah Owings went six days between appearances in an effort to heal his sore forearm, pitched 1.2 innings Wednesday, and has now been placed on the disabled list. His injury is officially being called a strained forearm and the Padres called up Dale Thayer from Triple-A to take Owings’ spot on the roster and in…

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros

    Braves 6, Astros 4: Chipper Jones came off the disabled list, singled in his first at bat and hit a home run in his second. Dude is on death’s door and he hasn’t had functional knees since Bush’s first term yet he’s still the best hitter on this team.  Tyler Pastornicky hit his first MLB…

  8. Padres place Dustin Moseley on DL with shoulder strain

    Apr 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Corey Brock comes word that the Padres have placed starter Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain and have recalled left-hander Josh Spence from Triple-A Tucson to take his place on the 25-man roster. Moseley surrendered five earned runs and walked two batters Saturday in his regular-season debut…

  9. Padres place Tim Stauffer on disabled list with elbow injury

    Apr 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Tim Stauffer was the Padres’ starter on Opening Day last season and went on to throw 186 innings with a 3.73 ERA overall, but he began this season on the disabled list with a strained right elbow. Stauffer tested the injury by playing catch earlier this week, but told Corey Brock of MLB.com that “it…

  10. Running down the rosters: San Diego Padres

    Feb 24, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Cameron Maybin

    One of the surprise teams of 2010, the Padres will try to rebound this year from a 2011 season that saw them lose an additional 19 games and finish 71-91. And just to make it a bit more of a challenge, the team will give it a go without ace Mat Latos, who was sent…

  11. Micah Owings agrees to minor-league deal with Padres

    Feb 1, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Micah Owings

    Micah Owings pitched well enough for the Diamondbacks last season that most people stopped saying he should give up pitching and become a full-time hitter, but the 29-year-old right-hander has still had to settle for a minor-league deal from the Padres. Owings was an excellent hitter in college and has batted .286 with an .820…

  12. Tracking the non-tenders: Joe Saunders, Luke Scott, Hong-Chih Kuo

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:54 AM EDT

    Luke Scott

    Here’s the official list of players non-tendered prior to the Monday midnight deadline: American League Baltimore: OF/DH Luke Scott, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, RHP Willie Eyre Scott went from hitting .284/.368/.535 during an excellent 2010 season to .220/.301/.402 in 209 at-bats during a 2011 season shortened by shoulder surgery. The Orioles could re-sign him for significantly less…

  13. Report: Diamondbacks to non-tender Joe Saunders, Micah Owings

    Dec 12, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

    Joe Saunders

    The Diamondbacks couldn’t come to terms with Joe Saunders on either a one- or a two-year deal and have chosen to non-tender the left-hander, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Micah Owings, who did a nice job against righties out of the bullpen last season, will also be let go. Saunders went 12-13 with a 3.69…

  14. Arizona signs former big-league OF Jason Lane as a LHP

    Dec 9, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

    jason lane

    Jason Lane, who made six relief appearances when he wasn’t playing the outfield for Triple-A Las Vegas last season, will make a full-time move to the mound next season. The Diamondbacks have signed him to a minor league deal as a left-handed pitcher. Lane hit 26 homers for the Astros as a 28-year-old back in…

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