TORONTO — The Cubs designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment today.
The Red Sox traded him to the Cubs in April for Marlon Byrd. Bowden got in 10 games for the Cubs and had a 7.45 earned run average and 1.97 WHIP.
Bowden has a 5.87 ERA in 49 major league appearances from 2008-12. He had a 3.19 ERA in the minors.