Nationals may lose Guillen to wrist injury

VIERA, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen likely will miss three months because of a damaged tendon in his left wrist.

Sammy Sosa says 'no' to Nationals

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Free agent outfielder Sammy Sosa Wednesday rejected a contract offer from the Washington Nationals.

Nationals sign Matt LeCroy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals, looking for a spark off their bench, have signed free agent first baseman/catcher Matthew LeCroy to a one-year contract.

Mike Stanton re-signs with Nationals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals re-signed free-agent left-handed reliever Mike Stanton to a one-year contract.

Nationals sign Marlon Anderson

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Outfielder Marlon Anderson Friday signed a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

Nationals retain Jim Bowden

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Jim Bowden has received a contract extension through April 2006 as vice president and general manager of the Washington Nationals.

Nationals put Ryan Church on the DL

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals Thursday placed outfielder Ryan Church on the 15-day disabled list because of a fracture of his right big toe.

Nationals buy Halama from New Orleans

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals Thursday bought the contract of pitcher John Halama from Triple-A New Orleans.

Jeffrey Hammonds hangs up his spikes

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Veteran Washington Nationals outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds has decided to retire.

Nationals dump Ohka, get Spivey

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have traded pitcher Tomo Ohka to the Milwaukee Brewers for second baseman Junior Spivey.

Ohka fined by Nationals

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals pitcher Tomo Ohka was fined by the team following an incident with Nationals Manager Frank Robinson.

Nationals make major roster adjustments

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- After a three-game sweep by Cincinnati this week, the Washington Nationals made nine roster moves Thursday.

Nationals get Escobar from White Sox

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals got outfielder Alex Escobar from the Chicago White Sox Sunday for minor-league outfielder Jerry Owens.

Barry Larkin ends 19-year career

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin ended his 19-year major league career Sunday and joined Washington as special assistant to the general manager.

Robinson to stay on as Washington manager

VIERA, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Jim Bowden, interim general manager of the Montreal-Washington franchise, announced Thursday Frank Robinson would manage the team in 2005.
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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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