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Chicago Cubs news and notes: Michael Bowden, Cole Gillespie, Brooks Raley

This Chicago Cubs news and notes column is a collaboration between Paul M. Banks and the newest member of The Sports Bank family Jeremy Harris -Michael Bowden was designated for assignment by the Cubs to allow Carlos Villanueva to join the bullpen and Matt Garza the rotation. The decision on whom to designate came down to Bowden, who at the time had a respectable ERA of 3.78 or former...
Via The Sports Bank
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Purchase Contract Of RHP Michael Bowden

The Chicago Cubs have purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Michael Bowden from their Triple-A Iowa farm club. Bowden has been solid in the majors this season, putting in a 3.78 ERA over 16 and 2/3 innings. He is expected to get his playing time out of the pen pitching middle relief. In a corresponding move to create the roster space for Bowden, the Cubs have optioned left...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox Prospect Michael Bowden Outrighted to Triple-A by Cubs

Michael Bowden still has a chance to develop into an effective major league pitcher, but the days of him being considered a legitimate prospect are long gone. Bowden cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A by the Chicago Cubs. The transaction comes less than a year after the Red Sox traded Bowden to the Cubs in exchange for outfielder Marlon Byrd. Bowden worked his way through...
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Outright Former Sox Prospect Bowden

Outrighted To AAAFor a long time, there were elements in the Red Sox organization who thought Michael Bowden could ascend to ace status for the Carmine Hose. Back in 2005, Boston used their 47th overall pick to snap up Bowden—as compensation for losing Derek Lowe to free agency. But for whatever reason Bowden never clicked in Boston. In parts of five years with the big-league club...
Via FenwayNation
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Designate Right-Handed Reliever Michael Bowden

Right-handed reliever Michael Bowden was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. He was the one that drew the shortest straw to make room for veteran pitcher Matt Garza. Iornically, the pitching starved Cubs gave up on the 26-year-old despite him having a solid 1.14 WHIP and sub-4.0 earned run average. He will have to clear waivers to have a shot at being retained...
Via FF Locker Room
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs tie record with 5 wild pitches in inning

The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record when Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden combined to throw five wild pitches in an inning. Jackson threw two and Bowden three as the San Francisco Giants scored four runs in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead Sunday. Rick Ankiel of the St. Louis Cardinals threw five wild pitches in the third inning of the 2000 NL division series opener against...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs select pitcher Bowden from Triple-A

The Chicago Cubs selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden from Triple-A Iowa and sent left-handed pitcher Brooks Raley to Triple-A Iowa. This will be the second stint with the Cubs for Bowden, 25. He was acquired by the Cubs from the Red Sox for outfielder Marlon Byrd on April 21, and he was 0-0 with a 6.39 ERA in 12 games for both clubs. He was designated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bowden joins Cubs' bullpen

The Cubs' bullpen continued evolving Monday with the activation of right-hander Michael Bowden. The 25-year-old Bowden came to the Cubs Saturday in the trade that sent center fielder Marlon Byrd to the Boston Red Sox. To make room, the Cubs designated veteran right-hander Rodrigo Lopez for assignment. Bowden figures to see a lot of action in the middle innings. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs ship OF Marlon Byrd to the struggling Red Sox.

After the Red Sox imploded they made a deal today to acquire Marlon Byrd to play outfield for them. Byrd is hitting .070 with a .149 on base percentage. After watching the Sox give up 15 unanswered runs, after going up 9-0 to the Yankees, it looks like he’ll fit in nicely with Bobby Valentine’s miscast bunch of misanthropes. The Sox gave up Michael Bowden, a solid reliever...
Via Players View
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

What Happened To Michael Bowden?

It was just a few short years ago that the names Buchholz and Bowden  evoked a smile across the face of fans in Red Sox Nation. Not for what they were doing on the field, but for the potential the two promised coming out of a nationally respected farm system in Pawtucket. Buchholz burst onto [...]
Via CLNS Radio
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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