Ex-Reds star Rijo indicted in D.R.

Ex-Reds star Rijo indicted in D.R.

SAN PEDRO, Dominican Republic, July 30 (UPI) -- Former Cincinnati Reds all-star pitcher Jose Rijo has been indicted on charges of laundering money for an alleged drug trafficker, prosecutors said Monday.
Bowden quits as GM of Nationals

Bowden quits as GM of Nationals

VIERA, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden resigned Sunday, saying he didn't want to be a distraction to the team.

Nationals fire Jose Rijo

VIERA, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have fired Jose Rijo, special assistant to general manager Jim Bowden, after an embarrassing report about prospect Esmailyn Gonzalez.

Nationals dump three veterans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The struggling Washington Nationals have waived veterans Paul LoDuca, Felipe Lopez and Johnny Estrada in the midst of a nine-game losing streak.

Nationals drop pitcher John Patterson

VIERA, Fla., March 21 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have released veteran starting pitcher John Patterson.

Acta gets contract extended by Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals Friday gave Manager Manny Acta a one-year contract extension through the 2009 season.

Dmitri Young signs big new deal

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young Saturday inked a two-year contract extension worth $10 million.

Nationals get Langerhans from Oakland

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder Ryan Langerhans in a trade with the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Chris Snelling.

Girardi withdraws Nationals application

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Joe Girardi, the former manager of the Florida Marlins, has withdrawn his application to become the next manager of the Washington Nationals. Considered to be a favorite for the position, Girardi said he decided not to seek the Nationals job after weighin

Frank Robinson to be canned in Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Frank Robinson will not return in 2007 as manager of the Washington Nationals.

Season likely over for Nats Jose Guillen

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Outfielder Jose Guillen of the Washington Nationals has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of an elbow injury which could end his season. The Nationals said on their Web site that Guillen would have the elbow examined by noted orthopedic surg

Bowden to remain Nationals' GM

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The new ownership group of the Washington Nationals will retain General Manager Jim Bowden when the purchase of the team is completed.

Washington's Guzman done for 2006

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.

Nationals lock up Johnson

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals agreed Saturday to terms on a three-year contract extension with first baseman Nick Johnson, locking him up through the 2009 season.

Bowden gets new contract from Nationals

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals vice president and general manager Jim Bowden Thursday signed a contract extension through the 2006 season.
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Jim Bowden
Washington Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden looks toward the playing field at their spring training facility in Viera, Florida on February 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ed Wolfstein)

James Gordon Bowden IV (born 18 May 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts ) is a former Major League Baseball executive.

Bowden was raised in Weston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Rollins College in 1983. His entry to professional baseball came as an assistant in the Pittsburgh Pirates media relations department in 1985. He was a former college roommate of Squire Galbreath, whose father Dan and grandfather John were the principal owners of the Pirates. General manager Syd Thrift was impressed with Bowden and asked him to join the Pirates' baseball operations department as an administrator. Bowden computerized the Pirates' scouting files, and became a protege to Thrift. He followed Thrift to the New York Yankees, and eventually moved to the Cincinnati Reds as an assistant to the general manager.

His first role as a general manager was with the Cincinnati Reds at age 31 in 1992. When he took this position, he was the youngest general manager in the history of Major League Baseball. He continued with the Reds until being fired in 2003.

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