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Micah Owings asked and was granted his release from the Washington Nationals two weeks ago. Owings has since signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
While with the Nationals, Owings had been playing at Triple-A Syracuse and was hitting .265/.305/.480 with eight home runs and a 71/10 K/BB ratio through 57 games.
Owings did not pitch while with the Nationals but will attempt to throw again for the Brewers, a team who has experience with hybrid players.
Gord Ash says Micah Owings will both pitch and play OF in the minor leagues. “He’s going to be Brooks Kieschnick reincarnate.”
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“He’s going to stay down here because he hasn’t been on a mound in quite a while,” Brewers general manager Gord Ash said. “So it’s going to take him probably 2-3 weeks to get ready. Then once he’s ready he’ll go to Huntsville and we’ll just play it by ear from there.”
“We’ve tried to sign him in the past as a