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April 1, 2021 03:48 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Earns way onto roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden will be included on the Rockies' Opening Day roster, Thomas Harding of reports.

The Rockies had already added Bowden to their 40-man roster following the 2019 season, so no corresponding transaction was needed for him to break camp with the big club. He'll be making his MLB debut in 2021 after spending five seasons rising through the Rockies' farm system following his selection in the second round of the 2016 draft. Bowden will be the sole left-hander in the Colorado bullpen.

March 1, 2021 12:24 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Ready to go for spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden (undisclosed) is listed among the Rockies' available relievers for Monday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

The Rockies included Bowden in their 60-man roster pool in 2020, but the 26-year-old lefty didn't get the opportunity to debut with the big club at any point in the 60-game season. Bowden's poor health likely played a part in him not receiving a promotion, as he battled a back injury during his time at the alternate training site before being shut down for good in August with an unspecified issue. Bowden seems to have fully recovered from whatever injury was plaguing him late in 2020, but he likely won't be a serious candidate to crack the Rockies' Opening Day roster coming out of spring training.

August 26, 2020 06:36 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Unlikely to appear in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden suffered another injury while rehabbing a back injury at the Rockies' alternate training site, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

The nature of Bowden's injury is unclear, but manager Bud Black said Wednesday that it's limited his availability at alternate camp. As a result, he's unlikely to appear in the majors during the abbreviated 2020 season. The southpaw had a 5.88 ERA and 1.77 WHIP with Triple-A Albuquerque last season, but he could make his major-league debut at some point once he's healthy.

July 24, 2020 03:12 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Doesn't make 30-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden is not on the Rockies' initial 30-man roster.

Bowden was optioned to Triple-A at the end of spring training but was able to work with the 60-man roster during summer camp. However, he'll begin the season at the team's alternate training site to further develop. The southpaw posted a 5.88 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in his first season with Triple-A Albuquerque after a stellar season the year before, but he could still be an option to appear in the major-league bullpen at some point in 2020.

April 3, 2020 01:04 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden (back) has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Manager Bud Black said back on March 5 that Bowden would be sidelined for at least another month with lower-back discomfort, so he should be considered out indefinitely. Bowden is one of the Rockies' best minor-league relievers, so if healthy he could factor into the team's big-league plans this season.

March 5, 2020 01:36 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Timeline pushed back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rockies manager Bud Black said Thursday that Bowden (lower back) will be sidelined for at least another month, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Since being shut down approximately two weeks ago with lower-back discomfort, Bowden apparently hasn't made much notable progress in his recovery. Bowden will presumably remain in Arizona to continue his rehab at extended spring training when the Rockies break camp later this month.

February 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Out with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden will be shut down for at least a couple of weeks while contending with back discomfort, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

The reliever is attending camp with the big club after the Rockies chose to protect him from the Rule 5 draft over the winter, but he wasn't a serious candidate to crack the Opening Day roster even before the injury. Once he's moved past the back injury, Bowden will presumably open the 2020 campaign with Triple-A Albuquerque, with whom he posted a 5.88 ERA and 1.77 WHIP across 26 innings a season ago.

November 21, 2019 09:12 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Contract selected by Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden was added to the Rockies' 40-man roster on Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

The move prevents Bowden from being taken in the Rule 5 draft. The lefty looked excellent with Double-A Hartford, posting a 1.05 ERA and a 46.2 percent strikeout rate in 25.2 innings. He struggled upon promotion to Triple-A Albuquerque, with his ERA ballooning to 5.88 over 26.0 frames while his strikeout rate fell to 29.8 percent.

May 20, 2019 08:28 PM
Rockies' Ben Bowden: Dominating in Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowden has a 1.62 ERA, a 0.60 WHIP and 13 saves in as many opportunities through 16.2 innings for Double-A Hartford so far this season.

A starter when he was originally drafted in 2016, the 24-year-old has been lights-out as the closer for the Yard Goats, as he has a 26:4 K:BB to go along with the impressive ratios. While it still might be too soon to tab Bowden as a candidate to get a run with the big club in the near future, he at least is making a solid case for a move to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Last 7 Games
05/04vs SFW 8-611.22001
05/02@ ARIL 4-80.10001
05/01@ ARIW 14-60.12101
04/28@ SFL 3-71.01012
04/27@ SFW 7-50.21000
04/24vs PHIL 5-71.12000
04/23vs PHIW 5-40.21001
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