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Micah Andrew Bowie (born November 10, 1974) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher.

Micah Bowie
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Pitcher
Born: (1974-11-10) November 10, 1974 (age 44)
Webster, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 24, 1999, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
April 21, 2008, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record8–13
Earned run average6.16
Strikeouts111
Teams

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Early careerEdit

He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 8th round in 1993. His MLB debut was July 24, 1999, and, although a starter for most of his career up until this point, made three relief appearances, and then was traded to the Chicago Cubs, along with Ruben Quevedo and a minor league player to be named later (Joey Nation), for Terry Mulholland and José Hernández. He made 11 starts for the Cubs, compiling an ERA of 9.96. After spending the following year in the minors as a starter, he signed with the Oakland Athletics and was converted to a relief pitcher. After the 2003 season, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract, but underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2004 season. In December 2004, he was signed by the Washington Nationals to a minor league contract.

Washington NationalsEdit

2006Edit

Bowie pitched well in relief for the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate New Orleans Zephyrs, and in July was called up to the majors. He was effective as a set-up man in 15 relief appearances, posting an ERA of 1.37 before going on the disabled list and eventually missing the rest of the season.

2007Edit

In 2007, he was re-signed by the Nationals and started the season as a regular set-up reliever. By mid-May he had appeared in 20 games with an ERA of 3.71, but then was pressed into service as a starter, after four of five Nationals starters went on the disabled list. On May 20, Bowie made his first Major League start since 1999, pitching 3-1/3 innings allowing two runs in a no decision. By June 17, Bowie had proved himself to be the Nationals' most consistent starter, going 4-0 with a 3.82 ERA in six starts. However, he was placed on the disabled list on July 2 with a hip injury.

Bowie was outrighted to the minor leagues on October 17, 2007. He refused the assignment and became a free agent.

Colorado RockiesEdit

2008Edit

On December 21, 2007, the Colorado Rockies signed Bowie to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. He made the team's opening day roster as a member of the bullpen. Bowie was outrighted to the minor leagues by the Rockies on June 26, but refused his assignment and became a free agent.

Houston AstrosEdit

2008Edit

On July 3, 2008, Bowie signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros. He was released by the Astros in mid-August.

Personal lifeEdit

As a result of his baseball career, Bowie has had to receive back surgery. The back surgery has resulted in severe lung damage, where less than 10% of his lungs are functioning.[1] As of January 2019, he is in a fight for his life with the MLBPA denying benefits as he is 20 days short of 25-man roster experience to qualify.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former MLB pitcher seeks financial help from players union as he fights for life".

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