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16 Chris Owings SS
Height/Weight: 5-10/182 | Birthdate: 8/12/1991 | Birthplace: Charleston, SC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 19/7 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Diamondbacks manager Hale not ready to name starting shortstop


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Diamondbacks manger Chip Hale may favor shortstop Nick Ahmed as the starter when the season begins, but contrary to a report, he is not ready to give him that title just yet, reports MLB.com.

"To name him the starter is hard to do, because we still have camp left," Hale said. "I'm not ready to do that. He's been very impressive. [Gammons] was assuming because of the way we were glowing about [Ahmed]."

The organization still likes what they have seen from Chris Owings, who could still be in the mix.

"We knew Owings, if he was healthy, was going to play somewhere," general manager Dave Stewart said. "We knew he was going to be a starter for us."


Diamondbacks' Chris Owings tests shoulder in "B" game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings saw his first action of the spring Thursday, making four plate appearances, getting some chances on defense and even sliding into home plate.

"It was good to get out there and play the game and not hesitate," Owings said after playing in a "B" game Thursday, per MLB.com. "Take full swings and get some ground balls. Slide at home. Those are all things that I've got to do for the first time, get it out of the way and then do it all over again tomorrow."

Owings is working his way back from offseason surgery on his left shoulder. He's made adjustments at the plate since suffering the injury, keeping both hands on the bat during his follow-through to reduce the stress on the left shoulder.

"I think that's a big adjustment putting it into games," Owings said. "I've been doing BP, but not thinking about it, I had one swing that was a slider away that I kind of wailed at a little bit. I think once I start doing that every time it'll be good."


Diamondbacks' Chris Owings set for 'B' game action Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings didn't experience any discomfort in his shoulder during Wednesday's live batting practice session, MLB.com reports.

"The biggest thing for me is to get back into game shape," Owings said.

The shortstop is slated to take part in a "B" game Thursday as he continues his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery.


Diamondbacks' Chris Owings could return next weekend


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings could make his Cactus League debut as soon as next weekend, the Arizona Republic reports.

Owings is progressing from offseason shoulder surgery and was able to take batting practice Friday. He hit .261/.300/.406 with six home runs, 26 RBI and eight stolen bases in 310 at-bats last season.


Diamondbacks' Chris Owings takes batting practice on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings was able to take batting practice on Friday, according to MLB.com.

Owings is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, and has been limited early in camp. Manager Chip Hale said he was happy with Owings progress, and noted it was a big day for the infielder.

"Everything he's done has been right on time," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "We've slowed him down, because it's important that that swing is right. This was a huge day for him."

Owings will likely go through another round of BP before he's ready for game action. The team may also opt to give him at-bats in minor-league games before using him during actual spring training games.

The 23-year-old Owings hit .261/.300/.406 over 310 at-bats last season. He's expected to open the year as the team's starting shortstop. 


Diamondbacks' Chris Owings (shoulder) to take live BP on Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings is slated to take his first batting practice session of spring training on Friday, according to FOX Sports Arizona

Owings is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. He's expected to miss the first eight to 10 games of spring training, putting him on pace to play sometime after March 13. 


Diamondbacks' Chris Owings is progressing well from surgery


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings is progressing well from offseason shoulder surgery, reports The Arizona Republic.

Owings was expected to miss the first week to 10 games of spring training, but manager Chip Hale said he's ahead of schedule.

"I don't have an exact [return] date," Hale said. "But he's past where I thought he was."


Diamondbacks' Chris Owings to miss 8-10 spring games


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings is expected to miss 8-10 spring games, according to MLB.com.

Owings is coming off shoulder surgery, and the team wants to play it safe with the injury. The 23-year-old is expected to open the season as the team's starter at short. He hit .261/.300/.406 over 310 at-bats last year. 


Diamondbacks SS Owings won't be ready for spring training


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Chip Hale has stated that Diamondbacks middle infielder Chris Owings will not be recovered from offseason left shoulder surgery in time for spring training.

He should, however, be 100 percent by opening day.

Owings lost much of the season to injury, but performed decently when healthy. He managed a slash line of .261/.300/.406.


Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings undergoes shoulder surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) The Diamondbacks announced Thursday shortstop Chris Owings underwent successful surgery on the labrum in his left shoulder. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Chris Owings to undergo shoulder surgery Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings will undergo surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, the team announced.

Owings missed the last few games of the season with the shoulder issue, finishing the year with a .261/.300/.406 line along with six home runs, 26 RBI and eight stolen bases in 310 at-bats. He is expected to be ready for the beginning of spring training.


Aaron Hill, Chris Owings remain out Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill (finger) and Chris Owings (shoulder) remain out of the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Cardinals.

Aaron Hill, Chris Owings out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Diamondbacks infielders Aaron Hill and Chris Owings are not in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals.

Hill hasn't played since Monday due to a finger injury. Owings was scratched from Friday's lineup with a shoulder issue.


Sore shoulder keeps Chris Owings sidelined Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings was scratched from the starting lineup Friday night against St. Louis because of a sore shoulder, MLB.com reports. The move was made as a precaution, though his status for the final two days of the season remains uncertain. Owings owns a .261/.300/.406 slash line with six homers and 26 RBI over 310 at-bats.

A.J. Pollock, Chris Owings brought back from DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Diamondbacks activated infielder Chris Owings (shoulder) and outfielder A.J. Pollock (hand) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, the team announced.

Owings has been out since late June due to his injury, while Pollock's has kept him out since late May.


Trio of Diamondbacks coming back September 1


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) The Diamondbacks are set to bring back some of their injured players once rosters expand, according to FoxSports.

Outfielder A.J. Pollock, shortstop Chris Owings and starter Daniel Hudson should be back with the team September 1. Pollock has been out since late May with a hand issue. Owings has been dealing with a should injury. Hudson is coming back following Tommy John surgery.


Chris Owings ready to see game action


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings will play in the Arizona League before beginning a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno Friday, MLB.com reports.

Owings has been out since late June while recovering from a shoulder injury. He has hit .277/.313/.458 with six home runs, 21 RBI and seven stolen bases in 238 at-bats.


Kirk Gibson on Chris Owings recovery: 'We can't rush it'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings will face live pitching Friday as part of his recovery from a shoulder injury that has prevented him from playing since late June.

Owings is still not expected to return to the field until September. "We're moving as fast as we can," Kirk Gibson told the Arizona Republic. "We can't rush it."


Chris Owings not expected back before September


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday it's unlikely shortstop Chris Owings (shoulder) will be back before September, per FOX Sports Arizona. Owings has been out since late June.

Chris Owings taking swings off a tee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings took 30-35 swings off a tee Thursday, according to MLB.com. Owings has been sidelined since June 25 with a shoulder injury and remains without a timetable moving forward.

"I'm starting to feel a lot better," Owings said. "It's just been a slow process. It's not been fun. But … time just hasn't been on our side. So I just have to wait it out."

Chris Owings still hasn't taken live batting practice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings still hasn't taken live batting practice, according to MLB.com.

Owings has been sidelined since June 25 with a shoulder injury. He's been slow to recover. There's currently no timetable for his return. Owings was hitting .277/.313/.458 over 238 at-bats.


Arizona might not be active at trade deadline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) It seems unlikely the Diamondbacks will trade shortstop Chris Owings, outfielder A.J. Pollock, catcher Miguel Montero and pitcher Wade Miley by the July 31 trade deadline, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Miley is drawing substantial interest, but general manager Kevin Towers said trading the left-handed starter "doesn't make a whole lot of sense since we're trying to acquire starting pitchers."

Officials with other teams also told Heyman that the Diamondbacks don't seem eager to trade veteran Martin Prado or reliever Brad Ziegler. One general manager interested in trading for Prado believes the Diamondbacks won't deal him because of his leadership and work ethic.


Chris Owings shut down for three days


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings has been shut down for three days after visiting a doctor Friday, MLB.com reports.

"He's been sore, so we shut him down," manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday. "Just trying to get it kind of over the hump."

Owings has been out since June 25 with a left shoulder injury. Owings had been fielding and throwing before the decision was made to give his shoulder a few days to rest.


Chris Owings still has no timetable for a return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings still doesn't have a timetable for a return, according to MLB.com.

"This isn't what you want to be doing," Owings said. "It's tough, watching the team play on the road and just sitting in the dugout." Owings has been out since late June due to a shoulder injury. He's been able to do strengthening exercises and run the bases, but hasn't been able to swing much. 

Owings is hitting .277/.313/.458 over 238 at-bats. 


Chris Owings looking at more time on the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings won't be activated Friday, according to FoxSports.com.

Owings is dealing with a shoulder injury, and is still having some problems. Those issues could sideline Owings for a couple of weeks. Prior to the injury, Owings was hitting .277/.313/.458 over 238 at-bats.