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