Dodgers News: Los Angeles Claims Top Prospect Off Waivers

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have claimed Henry Owens, regarded as one of the best prospects in baseball, off of waivers on Friday.

Owens has started 16 games in his MLB career for the Boston Red Sox, 11 in 2015 and five in 2016. He is 4-6 in those games with 71 strikeouts, a 5.19 ERA and 1.52 WHIP.

The 25-year-old, who is a Huntington Beach native and former first-round pick, split most of last season between Triple-A Pawtucket (14 starts) and Double-A Portland in Boston's farm system. He had a 3.91 ERA with 72 strikeouts and 60 walks in 69 innings in Triple-A.

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Owens has a minor league option remaining on his contract so the Dodgers can start him in Triple-A and hope he improves.

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