Bowden one of four optioned

Right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden, who figures to be one of the anchors of the Pawtucket rotation, was optioned to the PawSox Tuesday, along with first baseman Aaron Bates and right-handed pitcher Ramon A. Ramirez (the Deuce). Reassigned to minor-league camp was pitcher Jorge Sosa.

The moves leave 40 players -- including eight non-roster invitees -- in the Sox's Major League camp.