Indians' Sowers has surgery

BY foxsports • February 11, 2011

Indians minor league left-hander Jeremy Sowers has had surgery to repair a tear in his rotator cuff.

The former first-round draft pick spent last season at Triple-A Columbus, pitching with soreness. He spent the off-season on a physical therapy program before opting for surgery.

Team physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz performed the operation Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Sowers said he has already started a rehab program.

Sowers remains under the Indians' control on a minor-league contract.

The sixth overall pick in 2004, Sowers went 7-4 as a rookie two years later. He went 11-26 in a three-year span before being dropped from Cleveland's 40-man roster after the 2009 season.

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