Tribe Places Former First Round Draft Choice Jeremy Sowers on Waivers

The Cleveland Indians have parted company with left handed starting pitcher Jeremy Sowers placing him on waivers according to FoxSports.com. Sowers was selected with the 6th pick in the 2004 MLB draft.

It looked as if the young lefty would be a mainstay in the Indians rotation for years to come after his rookie season in 2006 which saw him go 7-4 with 3.57 ERA including 2 shutouts. The last 3 seasons haven't been as kind to the 26 year old went a combined 11-26 with an ERA well over 5.

Sowers, who was out of options, has been battling a strained shoulder this spring.