Michael Bowden has signed a contract with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.
Cubs sent RHP Michael Bowden outright to Triple-A Iowa.
Cubs designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment.
Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Michael Bowden from Triple-A Iowa.
The Cubs are expected to designate RHP Michael Bowden for assignment on Tuesday.
After pitching a scoreless 12th, Michael Bowden gave up three runs in the 13th against the Reds on Monday and took a loss.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed Thursday that right-hander Michael Bowden will have a bullpen spot.
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.
Cubs acquired RHP Michael Bowden and a player to be named later from the Red Sox for OF Marlon Byrd.