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Michael Bowden | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Dec 24 - 4:37 PM

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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

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

Bowden posted a 6.39 ERA and 11/6 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings with the Cubs earlier this season and figures to pitch in middle relief. Brooks Raley was sent down to the minors in a corresponding roster move.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 04:29:00 PM

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

Bowden cleared waivers after being designated for assignment late last week. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 6.39 ERA and 11/6 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings at the big league level this season.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 04:19:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment.

Bowden failed to impress in 12 games since being acquire for Marlon Byrd, posting a 6.39 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. That said, he's just 25, so another team might scoop him up off waivers.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 02:29:00 PM

Cubs acquired RHP Michael Bowden and a player to be named later from the Red Sox for OF Marlon Byrd.

Bowden was designated for assignment by the Red Sox earlier this month after being used for just two relief appearances in eight big league games. The 25-year-old right-hander is doubtful to suddenly find it in Chicago, but he does have youth on his side.
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 07:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Tony Cingrani
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Raisel Iglesias
9Amir Garrett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Sean Marshall
6Pedro Villarreal
7JJ Hoover
8Carlos Contreras
9Ryan Dennick
10Daniel Corcino
11Jose Mijares