Rob Bowen

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Rob Bowen
Catcher
Born: (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 33)
Bedford, Texas
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2003 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 2008 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through 2008 season)
Batting average .209
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 43
Teams

Robert McClure Bowen (born February 24, 1981 in Bedford, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball catcher.

Bowen spends the regular season living in San Diego, California, but spends his offseasons in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. He also has a baseball camp each winter back in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

High school years[edit]

Bowen attended Homestead High School in Fort Wayne. His senior year (1999), he earned All-State honors and was named the Indiana State Player of the Year by Gatorade and USA Today.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

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.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

During spring training 2006, he was placed on waivers by the Twins, and selected by the Detroit Tigers.

San Diego Padres[edit]

Later the same Spring, he was again placed on waivers, and was this time claimed by the San Diego Padres.

Rob Bowen with Athletics in 2008.

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On June 20, 2007, the Chicago Cubs acquired Bowen and minor league outfielder Kyler Burke from the Padres in exchange for catcher Michael Barrett.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

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.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GDP SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2003 22 MIN AL 7 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .100 .091 .100 .191
2004 23 MIN AL 17 27 1 3 0 0 1 2 6 4 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 .111 .226 .222 .448
2006 25 SDP NL 94 94 22 23 5 0 3 13 37 13 0 26 1 1 1 1 0 1 .245 .339 .394 .733
2007 26 SDP NL 30 82 12 22 8 0 2 11 36 13 3 28 1 1 1 0 1 2 .268 .371 .439 .810
CHC NL 10 31 3 2 1 0 0 2 3 4 0 13 0 1 0 2 0 0 .065 .167 .097 .264
OAK AL 21 43 6 12 1 0 2 5 19 10 0 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .415 .442 .857
2008 27 OAK AL 37 91 6 16 5 1 1 9 26 4 0 38 2 0 1 2 0 0 .176 .219 .286 .505
Totals: 216 378 50 79 20 1 9 43 128 48 3 139 6 4 3 7 1 3 .209 .300 .339 .639
Roll over stat abbreviations for definitions. Italics: led league. Bold italics: led MLB.

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