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Arizona Diamondbacks place Chris Owings on disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks were considered to have multiple options at the shortstop position for most of the season. That actually had them in position to make a deal, trading either Chris Owings or Didi Gregorius to a shortstop-needy team in the first few months.

Owings has ended up handling most of the work, though Gregorius has also been up and playing in recent weeks. In general this sort of depth at a key position is a good problem for the Diamondbacks to have, but they will have to put their handling of it on hold for a little while.

Steve Gilbert of reports that the Diamondbacks placed Owings on the disabled list Sunday.

The Diamondbacks also happened to make a move to add a shortstop this afternoon, acquiring veteran shortstop Ronny Cedeno from the Philadelphia Phillies.

On the season Owings is batting .277/.313/.458 with six home runs, 21 RBI, and seven stolen bases. As for Gregorius, he is batting a less exciting .211/.313/.386 so far since his promotion. That might be opening up an opportunity for Ahmed to get some playing time right away, especially given the current state of the Diamondbacks.

Arizona will be wheeling and dealing in the next month or so, and it should be interesting to see what role this series of moves plays, if any.

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