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Manuel trying to get Bowker more looks

Manuel trying to get Bowker more looks

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Manuel trying to get Bowker more looks
HOUSTON -- Manager Charlie Manuel would like to get outfielder John Bowker into more games. The opportunity simply hasn't presented itself much since Bowker's Aug. 30 acquisition from the Pirates for a player to be named (or cash considerations).

"I want to see [Bowker] sometime, but we still want the home-field advantage," Manuel said. "I haven't had a chance to play him, but all of a sudden we've got quite a bit of outfielders. It's been kind of tough for me to get him in the game."

Bowker spent most of the season with Triple-A Indianapolis and has just 22 official big league plate appearances, hitting .182 with no homers and two RBIs.

Bowker is listed as an outfielder, but he has played more games at first base (81) than either right field (44) or left (35).

"We plan on playing Bowker some," Manuel said. "We like him. Our reports are good on Bowker. They say he has a chance to be a good hitter."

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