Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed Henry Owens off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
Owens, 25, posted a 5.19 ERA with 71 strikeouts and 44 walks in 85 innings between 2015 and 2016. Based on that he spent all of last season in the minors, compiling a 4.21 ERA between Double-A Portland (57 innings) and Triple-A Pawtucket (69 innings).
Owens was a consensus top-100 prospect going into the 2013-15 seasons but has had serious command issues. Still, he’s worth a shot. The man giving it to him — Dbacks GM Mike Hazen — was with the Red Sox back in 2011 when he was drafted, so he must still see something there.
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.
Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.
The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.