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Bowman among standouts in Nicaragua

Shawn Bowman has returned with a bang.

Shawn Bowman – considered the top third base prospect in the Mets organization – is active in the Nicaraguan League and rebounding nicely from a broken vertebrae in his upper back, coach Donovan Mitchell reports.

"He's doing well down here; actually, he leads the league in home runs," Mitchell said via telephone Thursday. Mitchell, who managed the Kingsport Mets to a second-place finish in the Appalachian League this season, is in Nicaragua guiding a contingent of Mets prospects playing for Tigres de Chinandega. Though the team is not officially sanctioned by the Mets, Bowman has been joined by four...

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