No. 3 prospect among latest D-backs callups

No. 3 prospect among latest D-backs callups

No. 3 prospect among latest D-backs callups

PHOENIX -- The D-backs promoted three more players Tuesday, one day after Triple-A Reno finished its season.

Shortstop Chris Owings had his contract selected and was added to the 40-man roster after Matt Reynolds was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Catcher Tuffy Gosewisch and third baseman Matt Davidson, both of whom had been with the team 10 days ago, were recalled.

Whether the D-backs will add players once Double-A Mobile's postseason run is over remains to be seen.

"Possible," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said of more players coming up. "The guys we brought up now is pretty much who's going to be here. If we need to get a sixth starter, then some other guys may be in play."

Owings, rated the D-backs' No. 3 prospect by, was recently named the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the Pacific Coast League, and he was selected for the Futures Game during the All-Star festivities.

In 125 games for Reno, Owings hit .330 with 31 doubles, eight triples, 12 homers and 81 RBIs.

"Just playing baseball every day and getting out there and getting four or five [at-bats] every day was the biggest thing for me this year," Owings said. "I played a ton of games. I feel like just getting consistent ABs was the biggest thing and just learning from them and taking what I can from them. Trying to have better plate discipline and, I feel like, getting better counts and stuff like that helped me out."

Gibson did not say how much playing time Owings would get. The D-backs were already trying to find playing time for Didi Gregorius, Cliff Pennington and Willie Bloomquist at short before Owings joined the mix.

To improve Owings' versatility, the D-backs had him play some second base this year at Reno, but Gibson said he was not sure if he would use him there in the big leagues.

"I'm just going to come up here and learn," Owings said. "That's the biggest thing for me right now, is just get some experience up here and play another month of baseball is the biggest thing. If I get to play, just go from there."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.