Mar 8, 2013; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Micah Owings celebrates with Ian Desmond (20) after hitting a solo homerun to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins and Micah Owings agree on a minor league contract

The Miami Marlins and outfielder/pitcher Micah Owings were able to come to agreement today on a Minor League contract according to MLBDailyDish.com.

Owings, 31, will be switching back to a full-time pitcher after switching positions. Micah signed a Minor League contract with the Washington Nationals back on February 6, 2013 and was listed as a first baseman but was also used in the outfielder and filled the designated hitters slot during Spring Training.

He was later released by the Nationals, but was picked up by the Milwaukee Brewers just 12 days later. Owings was expected to not only play in the outfield, but to pitch as well. Double duty, but he was looking to pick up some solid playing time so I’m sure he wouldn’t have complained.

Before Micah reports to Miami’s Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans (who’s currently hosting WWE RAW), they’ll send him to extended Spring Training.

Owings has a career 32-33 record, 4.86 ERA, 68 starts, 483 innings pitched, 347 strike outs and 1.40 WHIP.

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