From the Wire … Cubs Designate Michael Bowden for Assignment

According to the transactions page on, Michael Bowden was designated for assignment, as expected, to make room on the active roster for Matt Garza. Bowden was out of minor league options and could not be optioned down to Triple-A Iowa.

With the three roster moves the Cubs made on Tuesday, the 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players.

Michael  Bowden posted a 1-2 record in 14 relief appearances this season with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP that included five walks, seven strikeouts and 14 hits allowed in 16 2/3 innings.

Michael Bowden’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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