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|Games Played By Position|
|12/27/2014||Henry Owens, SP BOS||Bruce Rondon, RP DET|
Kyle Parker, 1B COL
|12/27/2014||Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS TB
Blake Taylor, SP PIT
Jesse Winker, LF CIN
|Yasmani Grandal, C LAD|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Michael Taylor, RF WAS
Henry Owens, SP BOS
|12/26/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL||Henry Owens, SP BOS|
Red Sox SP Henry Owens struggles vs. Blue Jays Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/19/15) Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens was hit hard by the Blue Jays Thursday, giving up five earned runs on five hits and one walk in three innings while striking out one and serving up two home runs, but he remains confident that he can have success at the big-league level, the Boston Herald reports.
"Absolutely," Owens said. "I feel like I can give the team a chance to win every fifth day. Today, I obviously didn’t show characteristics of that, but I’m still working out some cobwebs and getting ready for the season."
Owens left a 79-mph changeup up in the zone to Jose Bautista, who knocked the pitch well beyond the left-field fence.
"I think his velocity is probably consistent to where it’s been over the last year or so," manager John Farrell said. "He’s starting to flash some 93s in there. But velocity isn’t everything. What he’s recognizing is that he’s got to make hitters honest because they all know he has a very good changeup and sometimes hitters go in and look for it. Bautista’s at-bat, particularly."
Owens had allowed just two earned runs in seven innings coming into Thursday's start but finished the day with a 6.30 spring ERA. He's competing to break camp with the team.
Red Sox pitching prospect Henry Owens makes first start of spring
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/14/15) Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens showed why many believe he could be the first call up off the season from the minors Saturday. The top pitching prospect threw three hitless innings and added three strikeouts for Boston.
"He's on such a good developmental path," Red Sox manager John Farrell said to MLB.com. "It's kind of exciting to watch a young guy starting to come into his own."
Despite struggling with his control a bit, Owens was happy with his overall performance Saturday.
"I've been throwing it for strikes early in the count and late in the count and getting strikeouts with it, putting more power behind it, so it's been a good weapon," Owens said.
Red Sox's Henry Owens looking to make roster out of camp
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/6/15) Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens understands the opportunity he has this spring training.
Looking to build off of his 2014 season, in which he split time with minor-league affiliates Portland and Pawtucket, Owens feels like he's close to cracking Boston's opening day roster.
"Last year was about just trying to get my feet wet," Owens said, per CSN New England. "I really didn't know anything, or what to expect. This year, I have a better sense of everything.''
With Portland, Owens went 14-4 in 20 starts, posting a 2.60 ERA. With Pawtucket, he went 3-1 with a 4.03 ERA.
Owens is expected to pitch against the Marlins on Friday.
Red Sox's Henry Owens impresses during camp
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens impressed during batting practice recently, according to the Boston Herald.
Owens hadn't faced big league hitters since last spring training, and had something to prove. While Owens didn't have great fastball command during the session, his changeup was spot on.
"Great deception, hard to pick up," catcher Ryan Hanigan said. "He got me on the changeup today because you can’t see the spin. It looks just like his fastball. That’s a huge advantage."
Pitching coach Juan Nieves agreed, but said he wasn't sure whether Owens was ready for the majors just yet. "Is anybody ready to come to the big leagues?" Nieves said. "I don’t know. We don’t know until they get there and experience the competition."
The 22-year-old Owens enters the year as the team's second-best prospect according to Baseball America. He posted a 2.94 ERA over two minor-league levels last year.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/15||BAL||1:35 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|4/20/15||BAL||11:05 am||Wei-Yin Chen|
|4/21/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Chris Archer|
|4/22/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Nathan Karns|
|4/23/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|4/24/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|4/25/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
= probable start