UPDATE 10:30 PM: Bowden will be starting tomorrow in place of David Pauley.
9:40 PM: The Red Sox are recalling uber-prospect Michael Bowden, 21, from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Journal has learned.
Bowden, typically a starting pitcher, had been working out of the bullpen as of late in the hopes that he could help stabilize the Red Sox’s much maligned bullpen.
Backup first baseman Sean Casey was placed on the 15-day DL to make room for Bowden.
Bowden opened 2008 in Double-A Portland, and went 9-4 in 16 starts of a 2.33 ERA, 24 walks and 101 strikeouts in 124.1 innings. For Pawtucket, he was 0-3 in six starts and one relief appearance with a 3.38 ERA in 40 innings, walking 5 and whiffing 29. He had been the victim of some hard-luck 1-0 losses.