Matt Bowman
RP STL
4 weeks ago

Bowman was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman was shipped back to Memphis after pitching 1.2 innings of relief during Friday's victory. The right-hander also tossed an inning of work Thursday, and wound up allowing three earned runs off six hits over both of those outings. Look for him to return to the fold once the Cardinals need a replenishment in the bullpen.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
1 month ago

Bowman was called up from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman will take the place of Miles Mikolas on the active roster after the latter was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move. Through 20 relief appearances with the Cardinals this year, Bowman has logged a 5.75 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
1 month ago

Bowman (finger) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Upon Bowman's return to health, he'll be shipped to the minor leagues after accruing a 5.75 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with 24 strikeouts over 20.1 innings at the big-league level.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
1 month ago

Bowman (finger) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Triple-A Memphis' win over Iowa on Tuesday, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman has looked impressive through three rehab appearances, allowing an earned run on three hits over three innings while generating a 5:0 K:BB. The blisters that have tormented the right-hander haven't resurfaced during his current rehab assignment, but that was also the case in his most recent minor-league stint before they ultimately returned shortly after his activation. Although Bowman is seemingly making very good progress, manager Mike Matheny currently has no firm timetable for the right-hander's return, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman (finger) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Triple-A Memphis' win over Iowa on Friday, recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander got through his frame in 15 pitches overall without any apparent setbacks. Bowman has been battling blister issues on his right middle finger for multiple weeks brought on by Raynaud's Syndrome, a condition that affects blood flow to the fingers. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that if all continues well, Bowman could be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the Cardinals in Arizona as early as Monday for the beginning of a three-game series versus the Diamondbacks.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman (finger) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman is currently on the shelf due to another blister issue and recently received an injection to simulate blood flow to his fingers in order to combat Raynaud's Syndrome. The Cardinals are optimistic that the treatment will help prevent blisters from prohibiting Bowman in the future, but it's obviously concerning that he has been sidelined due to this issue multiple times this season.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman was placed back on the 10-day disabled list with blisters on his right middle finger.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman had only very recently been activated from another stint on the DL with the same issue, coming back to the Cardinals on Friday. He had a pair of good outings before giving up two runs to the Phillies on Monday. The reliever is dealing with Raynaud's Syndrome, affecting the blood flow to his fingers, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports. The Cardinals will hope that an injection treatment successfully manages the issue and allows Bowman to make a longer run with the team. Greg Holland was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman fired 1.2 scoreless innings in which he recorded a strikeout during a loss to the Cubs on Saturday. He's now pitched 2.2 scoreless innings over two days since returning from a disabled list stint due to finger blisters.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old right-hander had looked impressive in his three rehab appearances for Triple-A Memphis, and he's been even sharper over the last two days against the Cubs. Manager Mike Matheny wasted no time throwing Bowman back into action Friday, and he deemed him fit to throw another 16 pitches in Saturday's efficient appearance. Bowman had been struggling prior to his DL stint, but the blisters that ultimately sidelined him likely had a part to play in those difficulties.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

The Cardinals activated Bowman (finger) from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman returned to the team Wednesday after a trio of rehab outings at Triple-A Memphis where he thankfully remained free of blisters. The 27-year-old will hope to improve upon the 5.82 ERA and 1.76 WHIP he's accrued across 17 innings so far in 2018.

Matt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman (finger) fired a scoreless eighth inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Reno on Saturday, issuing one walk but no hits.

EDGE Analysis

As was the case in his first appearance with the Redbirds on Thursday, Bowman was efficient, needing only 10 pitches to get through his inning despite issuing the one free pass. The right-hander has yet to allow a hit over his two innings at Memphis, and it appears that the blisters on his index and middle fingers that brought about his disabled list stint have not resurfaced. Bowman is scheduled to log a third appearance on Monday, at which point he'll be evaluated by the team's medical staff in St. Louis to determine his next step.