Signed on August 13, Dowdy comes to Winnipeg after playing in the Mexican League with Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo. ... Hit .317 in 18 games with Nuevo Laredo. ... Started the season in the Brewers organization at Triple-A Nashville and Double-A Huntsville. ... Played parts of five seasons at the Triple-A level. ... Best season came in 2008 when he hit .280 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI. ... Played for the Padres against the Dodgers in China during March of 2008 as part of the 2008 MLB China Series during spring training. ... Won a Double-A Texas League championship with the San Antonio Missions in 2007. ... Was three-for-six with a home run and six RBI in the championship clinching game with San Antonio. ... The championship run was part of teammate Dirk Hayhurst’s New York Times best selling book “The Bullpen Gospels”.