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Michael Bowden | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Michael Bowden has agreed to a contract with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization.
The 29-year-old right-hander had a terrific season in 2015, compiling a 2.63 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 99/31 K/BB ratio over 123 innings at Triple-A between the Orioles and Twins. Still though, he was unable to generate a call to the big leagues, so he'll head overseas to continue his professional career. Sun, Nov 15, 2015 10:00:00 PM

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Twins signed RHP Michael Bowden to a minor league contract.

The right-hander opted out of his contract with the Orioles earlier in the month after failing to get a call to the big leagues. He posted a terrific 1.91 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 52/20 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings at Triple-A Norfolk. Bowden should make his way into the Twins bullpen relatively quickly.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Michael Bowden has elected free agency.

The 28-year-old right-hander has elected to use the opt-out clause in his minor league deal with the Orioles to explore opportunities elsewhere. He hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2013 season but owns a sparkling 1.91 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 52/20 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings at Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 07:28:00 PM

Orioles acquired RHP Michael Bowden from the Reds for cash considerations.

He's expected to begin the year in the bullpen at Triple-A Norfolk. After spending the 2014 season in Japan's Pacific League, Bowden didn't appear in any Grapefruit League games with the Reds this spring.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Michael Bowden to a minor league contract.

Bowden spent the 2014 season with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League. The 28-year-old was a supplemental first-round pick in 2005, but he owns a rough 4.51 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 133 2/3 career major league innings.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Michael Bowden has signed a contract with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.

Bowden revealed the news himself on Twitter. The 27-year-old right-hander holds a 4.51 ERA across parts of six major league seasons while being used almost exclusively as a reliever.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:55:00 PM

Cubs sent RHP Michael Bowden outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Bowden was designated for assignment Wednesday, but he's cleared waivers and will stick around in the organization. The righty owns a 3.63 ERA over 64 relief appearances since joining the Cubs.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment.

Bowden owns a 3.63 ERA over 64 relief appearances since joining the Cubs. Chicago snuck him through waivers earlier this year, but there's a chance that a team outside of contention will take a flyer on the former supplemental first pick because rosters -- and bullpens -- have expanded.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Michael Bowden from Triple-A Iowa.

Bowden owns a 3.78 ERA and 7/5 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings with the Cubs this season. He'll operate in middle relief.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Cubs sent RHP Michael Bowden outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Bowden was designated for assignment last Tuesday and surprisingly drew no interest on waivers. The 26-year-old right-hander registered a 3.78 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings with the Cubs before being waived.
Thu, May 30, 2013 08:22:00 AM

Cubs designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment.

The move cleared a roster spot for Matt Garza, who is coming off the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Pirates. Bowden had a 3.78 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings with Chicago and should draw interest from other teams. He is only 26 years old.
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:50:00 PM

The Cubs are expected to designate RHP Michael Bowden for assignment on Tuesday.

The move will clear a spot for Matt Garza's return from the disabled list. Bowden has a 3.78 ERA in 14 appearances with the Cubs this season.
Sun, May 19, 2013 06:25:00 PM

After pitching a scoreless 12th, Michael Bowden gave up three runs in the 13th against the Reds on Monday and took a loss.

Bowden might have tossed his hat into the closer ring after getting a two-run lead in the 13th tonight, but he couldn't hold it. Of course, since it was a tie game when he entered, Bowden didn't get a blown save. He's pitched reasonably well for the Cubs this season, giving up runs in three of nine appearances. However, every one of those nine appearances has been in Cubs losses.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 12:07:00 AM

Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed Thursday that right-hander Michael Bowden will have a bullpen spot.

Bowden has posted a cool 2.16 ERA through 8 1/3 innings this spring. He will operate in a middle relief role.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 02:09:00 PM

Michael Bowden is currently stretching himself out in the Dominican Winter League with the goal of competing for a spot in the Cubs rotation in spring training.

The former first-round pick of the Red Sox pitched well out of the bullpen in 2012, posting a 2.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 32/17 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings between Boston and Chicago. But he's shown positive flashes as a starter at the Triple-A level and has a legitimate shot at earning one of the Cubs' final rotation spots for 2013.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 04:17:00 PM

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