Patriots Sign Former Twins Pitcher Travis Bowyer

The Somerset Patriots have signed former major league pitcher Travis Bowyer after today's open tryout at TD Bank Ballpark.

Travis Bowyer was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round (599th overall) of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft. He pitched seven seasons in the Twins farm system, posting a 28-21 record with a 2.98 ERA. On September 10, 2005, Bowyer made his major league debut against the Cleveland Indians, allowing one hit in a third of an inning. Bowyer pitched a total of eight games for the Twins in 2005, and had a 0-1 record with a 5.59 ERA.

Bowyer tore his rotator cuff after the 2005 season, and hasn't pitched professionally since. He's been playing semi-professional baseball in hopes of getting the chance to get back to the major leagues.

Great story! Glad to see Travis is getting the chance to pitch professionally again. I suggest reading the post on the Patriots website about Travis. They do a great job talking about his career, as well as his injury, and what prompted him to come back.

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