Owings, on the disabled list since April 26 with a strained right forearm, said that he felt soreness in his forearm while warming up to pitch in a game for Tucson.
"He was scratched from that outing," Padres manager Bud Black said.
The game Friday was to be Owings' first appearance in a game of any kind since April 25, the day before he landed on the 15-day disabled list. He was later transferred to the 60-day DL.
Owings was 0-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 9 2/3 innings for the Padres before he was hurt.
Earlier this month, Black said Owings would play some first base during his rehabilitation assignment. Before Friday, he had played one game at first base, gotten one start as the designated hitter and pinch-hit several times. He's 3-for-8 with a double.