Relief pitcher Michael Bowden, whom the Chicago Cubs acquired via trade with the Boston Red Sox on April 21, has cleared waivers and has been sent to triple-A Iowa, according to Paul Sullivan.
Michael Bowden clears waiver, outrighted to Iowa.— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 4, 2012
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Bowden had struggled in limited action with Chicago this season: he had a 7.45 ERA in 9-2/3 innings. While he struck out eight batters, he also allowed 14 hits and eight runs.
Bowden spent parts of the last four seasons in triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox organization; in 2011, he struck out 61 and walked 18 over 52-2/3 minor league innings.
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