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Micah Owings will play outfield and pitch in the Minors

Micah Owings

This is a 2013 photo of Micah Owings of the Washington Nationals baseball team. This image reflects the Nationals active roster as of Feb. 20, 2013 when this image was taken.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Per the Journal Sentinel’s Todd Rosiak, Brewers VP and assistant GM Gord Ash says that recent signee Micah Owings will both play the outfield and pitch in the Minors:

“He’s going to do do both,” assistant general manager Gord Ash said. “He’s going to be Brooks Kieschnick reincarnate.”

Kieschnick became a fan favorite in 2003 and 2004, when he pitched, served as a designated hitter in interleague play, pinch-hit and also played a little outfield in the major leagues with the Brewers.


Owings last played in the Majors last season with the Padres. In 9.2 innings between April 6-25, he posted a 2.79 ERA. He then went on the disabled list after surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow. During the off-season, the Nationals signed him to a Minor League deal with the intent to use him exclusively as an outfielder. In 213 plate appearances with Triple-A Syracuse, Owings hit eight home runs and posted a .785 OPS. The Nationals, however, released him on July 1.