Rotowire: Nov 14 / 1:17p ET
News: Owens has signed a minor league deal with the A's, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.
Impact: He put up a 4.33 ERA in 135 innings at Triple-A for the Astros last season, and was then outrighted and elected free agency. He has repeated Triple-A for four straight years before finally getting to make one spot start for the Astros last year. Look for him to provide organizational depth for the A's.
Rotowire: Oct 9 / 1:12p ET
News: Owens was outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Aside from a spot start for the major league team in May, Owens spent the year at Triple-A Oklahoma City, posting a 4.33 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 104:33 K:BB in 25 appearances (21 starts). The lefty can only reach the high-80s with his fastball and seems highly unlikely to get an extended run with a big league club next season.