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Owens signs with M’s

Hart graduate heads to Seattle after White Sox sign Podsednik

Posted: May 4, 2009 10:03 p.m.
Updated: May 5, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Jerry Owens

 
According to various media reports, Hart High graduate and former The Master's College baseball player Jerry Owens has signed with the Seattle Mariners.

On May 1, the Chicago White Sox outrighted Owens to Triple-A Charlotte to make room for the recently signed Scott Podsednik.

He was designated for assignment that day, but elected to become a free agent instead, according to the Mariners' official Web site.

Owens had spent parts of four Major League seasons with the White Sox beginning in 2006 and had appeared in 12 games for the team this year.

The 28-year-old had one hit in 12 at-bats, batting .083 with one stolen base.

In four Major League seasons, Owens has hit .262 with one home run, 18 RBIs and 36 stolen bases.

In 2007, Owens received the most playing time in his career, appearing in 93 games, hitting .267 with one home run and 17 RBIs and a Major League rookie-leading 32 stolen bases.

Owens played for Hart High in 1996 and 1997 as a freshman and sophomore before giving up baseball.

He would later attend UCLA on a football scholarship, before resuming his baseball career at The Master's College in 2002.

In 2003, he was chosen by the Montreal Expos in the second round of the MLB Draft.


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