Red Sox Designate Bowden, Exposito For Assignment

The Red Sox have designated Michael Bowden and Luis Exposito for assignment, tweets Alex Speier of WEEI.com.  The moves were made to allow Boston to promote Jason Repko and Nate Spears.

Bowden, 25, was one of three supplemental first-round picks by Boston in 2005 along with Clay Buchholz and Jed Lowrie.  The right-hander has a 3.27 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in parts of four Triple-A seasons.  Bowden has also appeared in 39 big league games for the Red Sox over the last five years. 

Exposito, also 25, moved up to Triple-A Pawtucket last season and hit .242/.298/.367 with eight homers in 359 plate appearances.  The catcher was briefly called up to the Red Sox last June but did not appear in a game.


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24 Comments on "Red Sox Designate Bowden, Exposito For Assignment"


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soxin10
3 years 2 months ago

I’ve got to believe Bowden will not clear waivers. I thought Albers and Thomas have options left and Bowden has pitched at least as well as them.

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MaineSox
3 years 2 months ago

It’s not about options (that would only clear room on the 25 man roster), they needed to make room on the 40 man roster so they would have had to do something like this to make room.

I really don’t like that they designated Bowden though, not at all.  Thomas is a much worse pitcher, and is basically wasting a roster space.  There’s no justifiable reason to risk losing Bowden only to be able to keep Thomas on the roster.  Terrible move in my opinion.

I do reserve the right to change my opinion if they are getting creative somehow though (unless I’m mistaken they can try to work out a trade or pull the player back and keep them on the roster, so maybe they are only doing this to make room for a few days and are going to keep him on the roster in the end – or some such thing).

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Why Bowden why not Albers or Thomas, Bowden pitched better than those 2 in spring training.

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johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

Not to mention Thomas is worthless and Bowden might have helped until Miller comes back (like next week perhaps). Expo could have been DFA’d over the winter. he has been on a slip n slide for 2 seasons.

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Ryan Mooney
3 years 2 months ago

Phillies will pick up bowden

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johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

 He may not last that long.. Twins, Fish, Reds all at a quick glance looking over standings are among teams can pick out with worse records and in need of middle relief help.

I would like to see him with a good team, but really don’t see him going that far to Philly.

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jb226
3 years 2 months ago

I’d probably add the Cubs as well.

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Snoochies8
3 years 2 months ago

a’s too, their bullpen has been god awful in two weeks, and we didn’t even have that high expectations for them coming into the year. bowden could probably be an improvement, although it’s really just the lefties that have stunk for us.

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johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

 Another good place for him to be would be spacious Oakland and maybe a small piece of a Crisp deal.. Then that is me dreaming there huh…

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Snoochies8
3 years 2 months ago

i don’t think that’s too much of a pipedream, bowden plus a low tier MI prospect would be fine 

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chowdah219
3 years 2 months ago

Bowden would do well in a big ballpark..hes a pitch to contact fly ball pitcher…With that said, I wouldve let Thomas go instead..
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