Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Phillies acquire OF Bowker

The Phillies have acquired outfielder John Bowker from the Pirates for a a player to be named or cash considerations. He is expected to be in uniform tonight in Cincinnati.

To make room for Bowker on the roster the Phils move Jose Contreras to 60-day disabled list.

Bowker spent most of his time in Triple-A this season where he is hitting .306 with 15 home runs and 76 RBI with Indianapolis. He is also 4-for-17 while having a cup of coffee with the Pirates.

Overall, Bowker is a lifetime .237 hitter with 17 home runs in 561 big league at-bats.

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