Nats add converted 1B Owings on minor-league deal

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with

pitcher-turned-first baseman Micah Owings for a minor league

contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

The 30-year-old Owings is a career .283 hitter with nine home

runs and 35 RBIs in 219 plate appearances.

He went 32-33 as a pitcher over six seasons with Arizona,

Cincinnati and San Diego.