Friday, March 30, 2007

Micah Owings named 5th starter _ CONFIRMED

Nothing official - yet. But a posted on the DBBP said that this was announced on the radio just now. There will have to be some one removed from the 40 man roster to make this move. i think most agree it should be Casey Daigle.

MORE This announcement was made by Gambo and Ash. They've got a solid track record when making announcements like this... More to come later.

2 seconds later we have this, from

Owings is fifth starter

Quentin headed for DL; Hammock likely to be cut

Joseph A. Reaves
The Arizona Republic
Mar 30, 2007 5:00 PM

Three pieces of news came from the Diamondbacks' postgame clubhouse today: Micah Owings is the Diamondbacks fifth starter, right fielder Carlos Quentin will start the season on the disabled list, and indications were that Robby Hammock would be among the last players cut.
Manager Bob Melvin said today he was going with Owings and that he would start next Friday at Washington.

"His last outing wasn’t his best," said Melvin, who, when asked why he settled on Owings replied, "Because he’s good. We saw some things for a young guy that you don’t see. Not only his pitching but it’s the liitle things like holding runners on base."

Owings was told yesterday that he’d won the fifth starter’s spot.

"Like I said before the season, I’m glad I didn’t have to make the decision," he said. "There’s a lot of good guys out there. I’m just excited."

Owings likely will open the season on the minor league roster before being activated for next Friday’s start.


Incognito said...

I heard yesterday that Daigle had already been sent down to AAA. Think hubby found it in the transactions section of our sports page yesterday.

Wesley (aka Zephon) said...

Was daigle removed from the forty man roster? I believve that someone will have to be removed to make room for Owings.