Adam Loewen has returned to pitching, deciding it is his best chance of returning to the major leagues.
Loewen, 30, began his professional career as a pitcher appearing in the big leagues for three seasons with the Baltimore Orioles from 2006-2008.
A pair of stress fractures caused Loewen to abandon the mound and take up the field. After working his way up though the Toronto Blue Jays system he returned to the majors in 2011.
“It’s like I’m starting over every five years at something different,” Loewen said via the Baltimore Sun. “I figured five years, almost six years was enough time for a fracture to heal. Why not see how it feels throwing off the mound again?”
Loewen hasa 3.19 ERA and 67/46 K/BB ratio over 96 innings between High- and Double-A this season in the Phillies’ organization. He is reportedly throwing in the low 90s now.