Rotowire: Jul 25 / 10:03a ET
News: Bowden signed a minor league contract with Minnesota and will be assigned to Triple-A Rochester, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: Bowden had a 1.91 ERA and 52:20 K:BB in 75.1 innings with Triple-A Norfolk before opting out of his contract with Baltimore. He'll likely just add depth at Triple-A, but the Twins are in need of better middle relievers in the majors, so he could get a shot.
Rotowire: Jul 16 / 7:32p ET
News: Bowden opted out of his contract with the Orioles on Thursday, David Hall of the Virginian Pilot reports.
Impact: Bowden posted a Triple-A International League best 1.91 ERA over 75.1 innings at Norfolk this season, but will now seek out a new club. The 28-year-old right-hander has not pitched at the major league level since 2013, when he notched a 4.30 ERA as a reliever with the Cubs.