Former Padre Pitcher Micah Owings Signs Minor League Contract With Nationals As A First Baseman

Former Padre pitcher Micah Owings has always been a better hitter than a pitcher, but for the majority of his career, he has made his living with his pitching arm. This coming season; however, all that will change as Owings will try to make a living with his bat as he signed a Minor League contract with the Washington Nationals that includes a Spring Training invite, according to

Apr 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Micah Owings (27) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Owings, 30, is a career .283 hitter with 9 home runs and 35 RBIs in 219 plate appearances which is extremely good for a pitcher. In his six seasons as a pitcher, Owing’s is nearly a .500 pitcher with a 32-33 record with Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds and the Padres.

I don’t know what to think about this. I have always liked Owings as a hitter, as a pitcher he was mediocre. I hope Owings makes the cut as a first baseman. It would be interesting to see how he does as a position player.

Topics: Micah Owings, San Diego Padres

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