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Chris Owings | Shortstop

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Owings (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Owings will play four games with the rookie-level club before moving to Triple-A Reno on Friday. The D'Backs will give the shortstop a couple weeks' worth of rehab at-bats before activating him. Owings has been out since late June with a slightly dislocated left shoulder. "I think Owings will probably (return in) September," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's been out a long time. We're going to have him play quite a bit." Aug 17 - 9:37 AM

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Chris Owings (shoulder) will face live pitching on Friday.

It will be the first time he's done so since going down with a slight dislocation of his left shoulder in late June. There's no timetable for Owings' return, but he's finally making real progress. "We're moving as fast we can," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "We can't rush it."
Aug 13 - 9:10 AM

Chris Owings (shoulder) took 30 swings in an indoor batting cage on Saturday and felt good.

It's another step in the right direction for the young shortstop, who has been out since late June with a slight dislocation of his left shoulder. Owings is expected to begin playing in simulated games late next week and then a rehab assignment will follow. He's likely to rejoin the Diamondbacks around late August.
Aug 9 - 5:34 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said that Chris Owings (shoulder) "was letting it go... very aggressively" while hitting 30-35 pitches off a tee Thursday.

Owings still hasn't taken batting practice and has no timetable to return, but real progress appears to finally being made. "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."
Aug 7 - 10:03 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Monday that Chris Owings (shoulder) has yet to take live batting practice.

Owings landed on the disabled list almost exactly one month ago with a bruised left shoulder and his recovery is taking a bit longer than originally expected. Until he starts hitting without discomfort, it's difficult to pinpoint a timetable for his return.
Jul 28 - 5:45 PM

Chris Owings (shoulder) will be shut down for three days after a visit with the Diamondbacks' team doctor on Friday.

Owings' bruised left shoulder is getting better but has come along more slowly than expected. "We're just trying to get him kind of over the hump," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's getting close." Owings is likely to remain out for the remainder of this month.
Jul 20 - 9:14 AM

Chris Owings (shoulder) could be a couple weeks away from a return.

Owings is eligible to be activated now, but his bruised left shoulder is healing more slowly than expected. The shortstop has taken some dry swings but has yet to face live pitching since being placed on the disabled list. He's hitting .277/.313/.458 with six homers, 21 RBI and seven steals across 72 games for the D'Backs this season.
Jul 17 - 8:11 PM

Chris Owings (shoulder) has yet to resume hitting.

Owings' bruised left shoulder is still not feeling 100 percent, and he won't be cleared to swing a bat until it gets there. Obviously it's looking like he won't be ready to return from the disabled list later this week when he's first eligible.
Jul 7 - 7:20 PM

Chris Owings has a left shoulder bruise.

That's good news for the Diamondbacks, who were worried it might be something more serious. Owings was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning. The young shortstop should be ready to return by mid-July.
Jul 1 - 5:25 PM

Diamondbacks placed SS Chris Owings on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with a sore left shoulder.

Owings is set to have his shoulder examined by the team doctor on Monday, but the club isn't waiting to put him on the disabled list. More will obviously be known about a potential timetable after he's examined. Nick Ahmed has replaced Owings on the roster and should share time at shortstop with Didi Gregorius.
Jun 29 - 12:56 PM

Chris Owings (shoulder) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Owings is expected to sit out Sunday as well because of lingering discomfort in his left shoulder. The young shortstop is set to see a doctor in Phoenix on Monday.
Jun 28 - 8:42 PM

Chris Owings is being considered day-to-day after a sore shoulder forced him to be scratched from the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Friday.

The good news is that the injury doesn't appear serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list. Look for Didi Gregorius to hold down the fort for another day or two until the rookie shortstop is ready to return.
Jun 27 - 9:13 PM

Chris Owings has been scratched from the Diamondbacks starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Padres.

No word yet on the reason behind the late scratch, but the D'Backs should provide an update shortly. Didi Gregorius will start in his place.
Jun 27 - 7:58 PM

Chris Owings popped out as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Owings has missed the last few games with ankle and shoulder issues, but neither are serious concerns. There's a good chance he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday.
Jun 25 - 6:14 AM

Chris Owings is not in Tuesday's lineup due to a shoulder issue.

Owings missed a couple games over the weekend with what the D'Backs said was an ankle injury, but apparently his shoulder is now the issue. It doesn't appear to be a long-term concern, so consider the shortstop day-to-day.
Jun 24 - 7:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Mark Trumbo
2Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Jake Lamb
2Cliff Pennington
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Cody Ross
2Xavier Paul
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Ender Inciarte
RF1David Peralta
2Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8Will Harris
9Matt Reynolds
10David Hernandez