Giants Promote Bowker

Hot Hitting Outfielder Promoted

Happy Birthday John Bowker.

NBC Bay Area Sports has confirmed the hot-hitting lefty has been promoted by the Giants and will join the team for Thursday's game against the Padres in San Francisco.

Bowker -- who turned 26 years old on Wednesday -- got the good news during the Fresno Grizzlies game on Wednesday night.  Bowker has been feasting on Triple-A pitching this season -- batting .349 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI.

In 2008, Bowker played in 90 games for the Giants -- batting .255.

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