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Ben Rowen | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 22 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Reds reassigned RHPs Barrett Astin, Ben Rowen and Domingo Tapia to minor league camp.
They were all in camp as non-roster invitees and their stays were very short. Mar 2 - 12:28 PM

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Reds signed RHP Ben Rowen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rowen spent 2017 at Triple-A in the Mets organization, holding a 4.41 ERA over 54 relief appearances. The submariner last appeared in the majors in 2016 with the Brewers.
Jan 12 - 5:56 PM

Mets signed RHP Ben Rowen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rowen, 28, appeared in four games with the Brewers this past season and posted a 2.33 ERA and 45/14 K/BB ratio over 58 innings at the Triple-A level. The submariner will likely function as bullpen depth in the minors.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Brewers sent RHP Ben Rowen outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He's now off the 40-man roster. The side-arming Rowen was knocked around over four relief appearances for the Brewers this season.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Ben Rowen from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Rowen, who was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays last month, posted a 2.33 ERA and 45/14 K/BB ratio over 58 relief innings at the Triple-A level this season. The submariner will be making his first appearance in the majors since 2014.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Brewers claimed RHP Ben Rowen off waivers from the Blue Jays.

Rowen had a 2.47 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 33/11 K/BB ratio through 47 1/3 innings of relief this season at Triple-A Buffalo. The submarining right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2014, when he allowed 10 hits and four earned runs in 8 2/3 innings out of the Rangers' bullpen. He'll head to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Blue Jays re-assigned RHP Ben Rowen to minor league camp.

The 27-year-old right-hander wasn't expected to break camp with the big league club, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He registered a 1.95 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 42/9 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings across two minor league levels and three different organizations in 2015. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth at Triple-A Buffalo.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Ben Rowen off waivers from the Cubs.

Rowen was designated for assignment by the Cubs on July 31 to open up a roster spot for new starting pitcher Dan Haren. Rowen, a 26-year-old right-handed reliever with promising minor league numbers, has been assigned to the Blue Jays' Triple-A team in Buffalo.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Ben Rowen for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Dan Haren. Rowen was only up with the Cubs for a couple days and didn't make an appearance.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:49:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Ben Rowen from Triple-A Iowa.

Rowen boasts a 1.93 ERA in 34 relief appearances in the minors this season. The side-armer should serve as a matchup guy versus righties.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Cubs signed RHP Ben Rowen to a minor league contract.

Rowen recently opted out of his minor league deal with the Orioles after posting a 2.41 ERA with 24 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings. He'll give the Cubs some relief depth.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Orioles acquired RHP Ben Rowen and C Chris O'Brien from the Dodgers for RHP Ryan Webb, C Brian Ward, and a 2015 competitive balance pick (No. 74 overall).

Rowen, a sidearmer, owns a 1.77 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 over 177 relief appearances in the minors. The 26-year-old made his major league debut with the Rangers last season before latching on with the Dodgers over the winter. He had thoracic outlet surgery this offseason and only recently resumed throwing to hitters, but he's someone who could prove useful for Baltimore in the long run.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Dodgers reassigned RHP Ben Rowen to minor league camp.

Rowen has terrific minor league numbers, but he struggled in a cup of coffee last season with the Rangers and he's buried on the Dodgers' organizational relief depth chart. Rowen throws at an extreme submarine angle. He underwent thoracic outlet surgery this offseason and faced hitters Wednesday for the first time this spring.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Ben Rowen to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he's been invited to spring training. Rowen holds a 1.72 ERA in his minor league career but hasn't been given an extended look in the majors presumably due to his unorthodox submariner style. He's worth a shot for the Dodgers.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Rangers released RHP Ben Rowen.

Rowen was designated for assignment earlier in the week by the Rangers and has now been given his outright release. The 26-year-old should attract interest from teams looking for bullpen help and shouldn't be out of work for long.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:44:00 PM

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