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Michael Bowden recalled joining the Cubs roster; Brooks Raley sent down



Chicago Cubs hats & merchandise Rookie starter Brooks Raley’s two of his first Major Leagues starts were not impressive.

On Monday, the Cubs announced that the left-hander was optioned to Triple-A Iowa (PCL) and relief pitcher Michael Bowden was promoted.

Recalled on August 7 to fill in Matt Garza’s spot in the Cubs rotation, the 24-year-old made his Major League debut against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park where he allowed seven runs on eight hits, including a home run, in four innings. He improved in his second game last Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds yielding three runs in six frames. The southpaw was the losing pitchers in both games combining a record of 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA.

Bowden, acquired from the Boston Red Sox for Marlon Byrd in April, joined the Cubs for the second time this season. This is his fifth year in the Big League.

The 25-year-old was 0-0 with an ERA of 7.45 in ten relief appearances for the Cubs before being demoted to Iowa on May 28.

Also on Monday, third baseman Ian Stewart was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. He was operated on his left wrist this season and is not expected to return to the lineup this season.

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By: Patrick Au Yeung Chicago Cubs Correspondent
Twitter - @Cubs_sportsdesk