Pirates utility participant Chris Owings has gone unclaimed on waivers and been despatched outright to Triple-A Indianapolis, based on the transactions log at MLB.com. The veteran infielder has the correct to say no the project in favor of minor league free company; it’s unclear whether or not he’s accomplished so.
Owings signed a minor league cope with the Bucs over the offseason. He obtained out to a robust .273/.360/.523 begin in 13 video games with Indianapolis. The Pirates chosen his contract halfway by Might, marking the eleventh consecutive yr during which he reached the very best degree. Owings noticed solely sporadic motion, amassing simply 4 hits (all singles) whereas punching out 12 instances in 25 plate appearances. He was designated for project over the weekend.
An on a regular basis center infielder early in his profession with the D-Backs, Owings has settled in as a well-traveled depth participant over the previous few seasons. He’s suited up for 5 golf equipment in as a few years since leaving Arizona. Going again to the beginning of the 2019 marketing campaign, he’s a .174/.254/.287 hitter in 131 large league contests.
Owings has by no means been a very imposing offensive risk. He’s made his mark with defensive flexibility and strong manufacturing within the higher minors. He carries a profession .306/.347/.482 line over elements of eight Triple-A campaigns.