Lefty reliever, onetime outfielder back for another stab at big leagues.

The third time feels right for Phillies left-hander Adam Loewen. He is back in the big leagues for the first time since 2011, when he resurrected his career as an outfielder with the Blue Jays. Before a stress fracture in his left elbow seemingly ended his pitching career, he pitched parts of three seasons for the Orioles from 2006-08.

“I didn’t have any expectations of being called up,” Loewen said. “I just knew that if I pitched well for long enough that I’d be a name that they would consider. Really I wasn’t going out there every day thinking, ‘Oh, this might be the day.’ I was taking care of business out there and that was it.”

After fracturing his elbow, Adam Loewen resurrected his career as an outfielder with the Blue Jays.
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By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com | @ToddZolecki | August 7th, 2015