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.