Lynn native and former Lynn English star Ben Bowden has been pitching well with the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays since being signed by the team on April 29. (Photo: Associated Press)

Lynn’s Ben Bowden pitching well at Triple-A level

The season may not have gotten off to the greatest start for Lynn native and former Colorado Rockies pitcher Ben Bowden, but the former Lynn English star pitcher seems to be finding his groove now that he's with a new team.

Since getting claimed off waivers and signing with the Tampa Bay Rays' Triple-A affiliate — the Durham Bulls — back on April 29, Bowden has a 3-0 record in five appearances. He's thrown six total innings, allowing one run on five hits with eight strikeouts. 

The Rockies never formally designated Bowden for assignment or announced that he’d been placed on waivers, though it’s common for teams to try to clear a roster spot in this fashion without first announcing the …

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