Robert McClure Bowen (born February 24, 1981) is an American former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland Athletics.
|Born: February 24, 1981|
|September 1, 2003, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 2008, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Runs batted in||43|
High school yearsEdit
Shortly after graduating from Homestead, Bowen was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the second round of the 1999 amateur draft, and made his debut with the Twins as a September call-up in 2003. He combined to play 24 games in the 2003 & 2004 seasons before spending the entire 2005 season in the Twins' farm system.
San Diego PadresEdit
Later the same Spring, he was again placed on waivers, and was this time claimed by the San Diego Padres.
Bowen was designated for assignment by Chicago and traded to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for fellow catcher Jason Kendall on July 16 of that year. He was released by the Oakland Athletics on March 17, 2009.