Phillies Add Left-Handed Hitting Bowker

Phils make move as Gload struggles

Ross Gload has been struggling as he deals with a sore hip. That prompted the Phils to go out and deal cash and a player to be named later for outfielder John Bowker. Bowker bats lefty and has seen limited major league time in multiple organizations over the past four years. His career numbers aren’t great, but he’s batted .301 as a pinch hitter in the Bigs. The team sent Michael Schwimer back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. But if Schwimer’s gone, who’s going to wear the Hello Kitty backpack so dutifully? [CBS 3]