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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...
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July 14, 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...
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May 30, 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

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 [...]
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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