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Jeremy Sowers | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 174
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jeremy Sowers underwent rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder recently and is expected to miss at least nine months.
Sowers can probably be written off for the entire 2011 season. The former No. 1 overall pick has struggled with health and effectiveness since being selected in 2004 and wasn't really a factor for the Indians' starting rotation heading into this year. He spent all of 2010 at the Triple-A level, where he turned in a 5.85 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 52 1/3 innings. Fri, Feb 11, 2011 01:37:00 PM

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Indians outrighted LHP Jeremy Sowers to Triple-A Columbus.

Sowers was able to pass through waivers, an indication of how far the former first-round pick has fallen. The 26-year-old has been hugely disappointing since his promising debut in 2006, posting a 5.63 ERA over the past three seasons. Regardless, he's a candidate to return to the starting rotation at some point this season.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 02:39:00 PM

Indians placed LHP Jeremy Sowers on outright waivers.

The news comes from FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, who suggests that Sowers is a candidate to be released. The 26-year-old compiled a 5.25 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP in 123 1/3 innings for the Indians last season and allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- in three innings this spring.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 11:01:00 AM

Jeremy Sowers was lit up for seven runs -- six earned -- in one inning by the Brewers on Tuesday.

The Indians were already committed to stashing Sowers on the DL to start the year, since he was set back by a shoulder problem. He’s out of options, so he’ll spend a full month rehabbing in the minors before the team decides whether he’s worth putting on the roster.
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 06:57:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers gave up two runs over two innings Thursday against the Reds in his spring debut.

Sowers has been set back by a shoulder injury, so he's expected to open the season on the disabled list. The Indians probably weren't eager to make room for him on their pitching staff anyway.
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 07:08:00 PM

Indians GM Mark Shapiro and pitching coach Tim Belcher have indicated that Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) will open the season on the disabled list.

Sowers has been limited to begin the exhibition schedule due to soreness in his left shoulder. He's scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Thursday, but the Indians could opt to place him on the disabled list in order to get him adequately stretched out and to avoid him being claimed by another team. Sowers, who turns 27 in May, is currently out of options.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 07:15:00 PM

Indians manager Manny Acta said Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) could begin pitching in Cactus League games by the end of this week.

Sowers arrived at camp with some inflammation in his shoulder, but threw a simulated game on Saturday. The former 2004 first-round pick is out of options, so while it's possible he makes the team out of the bullpen, he could also open the season on the disabled list.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:22:00 AM

Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) said he may open the season on the disabled list.

And the Indians would probably be happy with that. Not that he's injured, but that they wouldn't have to face the difficult decision of whether to expose the out-of-options pitcher to waivers. Sowers has been limited in camp due to left shoulder inflammation and hasn't even thrown live batting practice yet.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 12:49:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) is no longer being considered for a spot in the Indians' 2010 starting rotation.

Sowers has been bothered by left shoulder inflammation since showing up to spring training. While he's making steady progress, the Indians have decided to move on in their hunt for a No. 5 starter. Mitch Talbot, Carlos Carrasco, Hector Rondon, Aaron Laffey and David Huff remain in the hunt.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 08:19:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.

"He threw well," said Indians manager Manny Acta. "It's just about building stamina." Sowers was limited to begin camp due to left shoulder inflammation. Acta said there is still no timetable for when Sowers will be able to pitch in a game. It could severely damage the former first-round pick's chances of making the starting rotation. Sowers, who turns 27 in May, is currently out of options.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 04:47:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) tossed another bullpen session on Monday.

Sowers has been bothered by left shoulder inflammation and is quickly falling behind the other pitchers in camp. There's still no timetable on when he will be able to pitch in Cactus League action. He's going to need to get stretched out if he is to compete for a spot in the rotation, but it's possible he could stick around in the bullpen. The former 2004 first-round pick is currently out of options.
Mon, Mar 1, 2010 12:56:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers (shoulder inflammation) threw 25 pitches from the mound on Tuesday.

The session consisted mostly of fastballs and a few changeups. He came out of Tuesday's session pain-free, but is quickly falling behind in his preparation. It's not a good sign for a pitcher who is currently out of options and hoped to compete for a spot in the starting rotation.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 05:24:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers allowed four runs over three runs in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

It took him 69 pitches just to make it through three innings. Sowers gave up four hits, including three runs on three hits in his final frame. He finishes his season at 6-11 with a 5.25 ERA over 24 games (23 starts). It's his third straight year with an ERA over 5.00, but he'll probably battle a host of arms for a spot in the rotation next season regardless.
Fri, Oct 2, 2009 10:58:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers hurled seven shutout innings but didn't figure into the decision as the Indians lost to the Twins on Monday night.

Sowers has always had the Twins' number and that continued tonight. He now holds 2.84 lifetime ERA against Minnesota compared to a 5.26 career mark against all other opponents. Unfortunately, his 3-0 lead disappeared tonight when Cleveland's bullpen took over in the eighth.
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:45:00 PM

Jeremy Sowers yielded two runs over six innings in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Friday night.

Sowers is now 4-2 with a 3.62 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break. It sounds impressive until you realize he has a 14/18 K/BB ratio during that time. Needless to say, he shouldn't be counted on in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 4, 2009 10:18:00 PM

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