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Top Matt Bowman News

  • Yankees' Matt Bowman: Won't pitch in 2022

    Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre transferred Bowman (elbow) from the 60-day injured list to the full-season IL on Tuesday, Matt Kardos of PinstripedProspects.com reports.

    Bowman underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2020, but after sitting out the entire 2021 campaign, he was expected to be ready to go for the start of spring training. The veteran right-hander never progressed as well as the Yankees had hoped, however, and he'll end up missing his second season in a row as a result. Now 31 years old and having not pitched in the majors -- or at any level -- since 2019, Bowman's playing career could be in question.

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  • Yankees' Matt Bowman: Shifts to injured list

    Bowman (elbow) was placed on the injured list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

    Bowman signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees in December 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and he has yet to receive full clearance. He last pitched in the majors during the 2019 campaign and had a 3.66 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 25:13 K:BB over 32 innings. It's unclear when the 30-year-old is expected to return to full health, but he could be a factor in New York's bullpen later in the season.

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  • Yankees' Matt Bowman: Inks minors deal

    Bowman (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Bowman went under the knife in September, and he'll be forced to miss likely the entire 2021 campaign while on the mend. Per Nightengale, Bowman will make $900,000 if he's in the big leagues in 2022.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Outrighted to minors

    Bowman (elbow) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

    The 29-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-September, so it's not a major surprise the Reds won't keep him on the 40-man roster over the offseason. Bowman could ready to return late in the 2021 campaign, but there's a real chance he misses the entire season.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Tommy John surgery on tap

    Reds manager David Bell said Monday that Bowman (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery later this week, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    After failing to win a spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster coming out of summer camp, the Reds later shifted him to the injured list after he was diagnosed with a sprained right elbow. Bowman had been cleared to resume a throwing program in August, but since the right-hander wasn't progressing as well as the Reds hoped, surgery was ordered up. The procedure will most likely keep Bowman sidelined through the end of the 2021 campaign, though he'll have a slight chance at pitching in some minor-league rehab games at the tail end of next season. According to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds will remove Bowman from their 60-man roster pool, and there's a good chance the reliever will be non-tendered this winter.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Set to face hitters soon

    Bowman (elbow) will throw one more bullpen session at the Reds' alternate training site this week before testing himself against hitters, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    Bowman won't be eligible to return from the 45-day injured list until Sept. 6, but based on where he currently stands in his recovery from a sprained right elbow, he looks like he's on track to be ready to go in the minimum amount of time. He made 27 appearances out of the Cincinnati bullpen in 2019, posting a 3.66 ERA and 1.25 WHIP across 32 innings.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Shifts to 45-day IL

    Bowman (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday.

    The 29-year-old was placed on the 10-day IL with a right elbow sprain Thursday, and he's apparently looking at an extended absence. Bowman still has a chance to return this season, but he won't be seeing the game action until at least September.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Placed on injured list

    Bowman was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow sprain Thursday.

    Bowman was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site earlier in July, but it was determined that the right-hander suffered the injury prior to being sent down. As a result, the option was reversed, and he'll instead land on the major-league injured list. Either way, he'll be sidelined from major-league action for now. No timetable has been determined for his return to action.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Assigned to secondary site

    Bowman was optioned to the Reds' alternate summer camp site Friday.

    Bowman won't be on the Reds' roster to start the year. He was low on the team's depth chart to begin with and missed time early in camp with elbow soreness, so it's not too surprising that he isn't considered one of the team's top options.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Returns from elbow soreness

    Bowman threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday after missing the start of summer camp with elbow soreness, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Bowman already had an uphill battle to make the team for Opening Day, even with the expanded rosters. This elbow problem probably keeps him on the taxi squad once the season begins.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Bullpen job battle

    Bowman is battling for one of the last two-to-three bullpen spots for the Reds. In five spring training outings, he allowed three runs over five innings, serving up two homers while striking out four and walking two.

    Bowman is competing with Justin Shafer, Joel Kuhnel, Lucas Sims, Cody Reed and possibly Tyler Mahle if the Reds move him to relief.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Signs before arbitration deadline

    Bowman and the Reds agreed to a one-year, $865,000 contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

    Bowman remains a cheap middle-relief option for Cincinnati. In his fourth partial season in the big leagues, he recorded a 3.66 ERA in 32 innings of work.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Rejoins Reds

    Bowman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.

    Bowman made one appearance in the majors in mid-August but spent most of the second half at Triple-A. The 28-year-old has a 5.48 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 17:9 K:BB over 21.1 major-league innings this season.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Optioned to Triple-A

    Bowman was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

    He gave up three runs in 1.2 innings Friday in his lone appearance during this most recent big-league stint. R.J. Alaniz was promoted from Triple-A to take Bowman's spot in the bullpen.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Back in majors

    Bowman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

    Bowman will take the roster spot of Sal Romano, who was sent to the minors after allowing eight runs across two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's 17-7 loss to the Nationals. In 18 appearances with the Reds this season, Bowman owns a 4.58 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 15:9 K:BB in 19.2 innings.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Optioned to Triple-A

    Bowman was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Bowman has thrown 19.2 innings for the Reds this season, recording a 4.58 ERA. He's been poor over his last five outings, allowing six runs in 4.1 innings of work. He and Jimmy Herget were optioned Saturday with Amir Garrett (lat) returning from the injured list and Raisel Iglesias returning from paternity leave.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Struggles Friday night

    Bowman struggled Friday night against the Brewers, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks, retiring only two batters.

    Bowman's ERA spiked from 0.77 to 2.92 following the outing. He allowed a solo homer to Orlando Arcia before putting four more runners on base, before Michael Lorenzen finally got the Reds out of the inning.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Recalled by Reds

    Bowman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    Bowman spent two days on the roster in early May but did not get into a game. He owns a respectable 4.10 ERA in 149.1 innings of relief in his three-year major-league career but struggled to a 6.26 mark in 23 innings last season. Phillip Ervin was optioned in a corresponding move.

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  • Reds' Matt Bowman: Sent back to minors

    Bowman was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    Bowman was called up for the first time this season Wednesday but did not get into a game. He'll make way on the roster for Nick Senzel, who was called up for his big-league debut in a corresponding move.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Chevy Chase, MD
Age: 31
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R