Owens making a big impression at Red Sox camp

Owens making a big impression at Red Sox camp
February 22, 2014, 11:45 am
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"If you were looking for Big Foot, I've found him. He's at Red Sox spring training."

That's Comcast SportsNet's Mike Giardi's description of 6-foot-7 left-hander Henry Owens, 21 years old and possessor of a size 17 shoe. But he impresses for more than his size.

How about a career 34-11 record in 62 minor-league games spread over three seasons? Winner of a Carolina League All-Star berth in 2013? Not to mention Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors in the same season?

Need more? How about 19 1/3 consecutive no-hit innings in Salem last year?

About the only person not impressed by all this is Owens himself.

"I still have a lot to learn," he told Giardi in a one-on-one interview.

And those consecutive no-hit innings?

"I kind of put it behind me once I got promoted (to Double-A Portland in midseason)," he said. "It was fun while it lasted but, again, that's last year."

Click the video above for the complete interview.