Full Name: Jerry Lee Owens
Birthplace: Hollywood, CA
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 195
College: The Master's
MLB Debut: 09/11/2006
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Owens first was sent to play Single-A baseball with the Vermont Expos of the New York-Penn League in 2003. However, he only played 2 games with the team. In 2004, Owens went to play Single-A baseball with the Savannah Sand Gnats of the South Atlantic League. Owens burst onto the scouting scene by posting some impressive numbers such as a .292 batting average 30 stolen bases.
During the off-season, when the Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals, Owens was traded for Alex Escobar, a prospect from the Chicago White Sox. It was no surprise that in 2005, Owens was promoted to Double-A ball with the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. Owens had a sensational season, being named Southern League All-Star outfielder and he also led the league in batting average.
In spring training for the White Sox in 2006, Owens had to compete with Brian Anderson for the job of center fielder, but manager Ozzie Guillén stated that Owens would probably not get the job because he had a shoulder injury a few years before.
Owens was put on the White Sox' extended 40-man roster, and was optioned back to the International League with the Charlotte Knights. Owens showed development in his base-stealing in 2006, stealing 40 bases and being caught only 12 times.
Owens will start the regular season in 2008 on the fifteen day disabled list after an MRI revealed a slight tear in his right adductor muscle.