Padres GM says team talking with Owings

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- General manager Josh Byrnes says the Padres are talking with reliever Micah Owings.

Byrnes declined further comment. It is not clear whether the sides have agreed to a deal.

The NL West champion Arizona Diamondbacks declined to tender Owings a contract after last season.

Owings made his major league debut with Arizona in 2007, when Byrnes was GM of the Diamondbacks.