Lugo was injured in a March 13 exhibition game against the New York Yankees and underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the regular season.
Bowden was called up before Sunday's game against the Yankees and pitched two perfect innings in Boston's 4-1 victory.
Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com.
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