Thomson ReutersMarch 18, 2014 14:58
LHP Rudy Owens, who was in line to be one of the first pitchers called up to the majors last year at Triple-A Oklahoma City before he suffered a fractured left foot, did not pitch the way he hoped this spring before he was optioned to minor league camp March 16. Owens was 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA, allowing four runs over 4 1/3 innings in Grapefruit League play. "I came back and I felt great," he said. "The camp, I want to say it could have gone a lot better. Maybe not a lot better, but it could have gone better.