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Nats sign former pitcher ... as a 1B

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08:09 AM ET 02.07 | The Nationals' signing of Micah Owings to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp comes with a twist. It's an interesting signing because Owings has an interesting story. The Nationals announced Owings's position as a first baseman, although he spent nearly all of his six big league seasons as a right-handed starter and reliever. ... [Last season], while rehabbing a strained right forearm with the Padres on the disabled list, the 6-foot-5 Owings converted to a position player, his initial suggestion, with the support of the team's front office. Owings was always a strong hitter, dating back to his college days, and as a pitcher in the majors. ... The Nationals consider Owings a first baseman, who can likely pitch in a pinch

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February 7, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Another Rick Ankel.

February 7, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Just in case they get Blown Out, we got the Guy!!!

February 7, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Might as well try it. He can't pitch a lick.

February 7, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Might as well try it. He can't pitch a lick.

Good one! LOL

February 7, 2013  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Another Rick Ankel.

likewise,,,

 
February 7, 2013  01:06 PM ET

They could hope he's another Stan Musial. He blew his arm out while still in the minor leagues.

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