You would like to think that one of these days we will get some good news on the injury front for the Arizona Diamondbacks. We got word that Danield Hudson pitched in a rehab game, which I wrote about here. But for every piece of good news we get, it seems five items of bad news appear. Case in point is Chris Owings.
The rookie shortstop, who was having a real good season, has been out since June 25th with a shoulder strain. According to Adam Lichtenstein at mlb.com, Owings has been making ever-slow but steady progress. That would include taking between 30 and 35 swings off a tee today. That doesn’t sound like a guy who is ready to return any time soon. Manager Kirk Gibson isn’t sure when Owings will be back:
“I don’t think we’re at the point where we have any idea [when Owings will return],” Gibson said.
I’d love to see him back quickly. How about an infield of Owings, Didi Gregorius and the just-called up Jake Lamb starting in the same game? Could that be 75% of the D’backs’ starting infield in 2015? However, it is best he does not rush his return, even if it means missing the rest of this season.