Friday, June 1, 2018

Henry Owens Is Latest Ex-Red Sox Player To Join Mike Hazen's AZ D'Backs

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According to multiple reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed former Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens to a minor-league deal. The lefty—who will turn 26 in July—was the 36th overall pick by Boston in the 2011 MLB Draft. He joins Deven MarreroClay Buchholz and Rey Fuentes as ex-Red Sox who have hooked up with Arizona GM Mike Hazen—who served in the same role for the Red Sox. The is the second go-around for Owens with the Diamondbacks, as he was claimed from them at the end of last year by the Dodgers —who then released him in mid-May of this year. The lanky port-sider made just 16 total starts in Carmine Hose—going 4-6 with a 5.19 ERA. He never managed to fulfill the promise he showed early in his minor-league career. We wish him the best of luck in the desert.