(2/11/2011) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers underwent rotator cuff surgery on his shoulder Monday and will miss 9-12 months of action. Sowers spent all of last year in Triple-A.
Sowers summoned to Triple-A
(4/28/2010) The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, who hasn't pitched since spring training, has been added to the team's Triple-A roster.
Sowers clears waivers, outrighted
(3/31/2010) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A.
Sowers waived by Indians
(3/31/2010) FoxSports.com reports that the Indians have placed SP Jeremy Sowers on outright waivers.
Sowers won't be starting for Tribe
(3/23/2010) Milwaukee's Jim Edmonds took Cleveland starter Jeremy Sowers deep in the first inning on Tuesday in exhibition action. Edmonds hit a three-run shot as part of a four-run first. Sowers gave up six earned runs, five hits and two walks in one-plus inning. He has been hit hard in two outings after being sidelined early with a strained shoulder. "It doesn't look like he'll be stretched out enough to be a starter," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "We're going to have to make a decision whether to keep him as a bullpen option."
Sowers taken for ride in debut
(3/18/2010) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers was taken deep by Jonny Gomes in his spring debut Thursday against the Reds. The two-run blast was one of three hits Sowers allowed in two innings of work. A strained shoulder has him behind schedule, but Cleveland manager Manny Acta was encouraged by Sowers' performance. "He was able to compete and throw the ball with some pop considering what he has gone through the last couple months," Acta said. "He made two mistakes, a single and a homer, but other than that, it's a step in the right direction for him."
Sowers to make spring debut Thursday
(3/18/2010) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Indians RP Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) will make his spring debut Thursday.
Sowers might start year on DL
(3/8/2010) FoxSports.com reports that Indians SP Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) hasn't thrown live BP yet this spring and may start the season on the DL.
Sowers able to fit in 'pen session
(3/7/2010) Indians manager Manny Acta was pleased left-hander Jeremy Sowers threw a bullpen session before the rains came Sunday. Sowers' bid to compete for a rotation spot has been delayed by shoulder soreness. "He said he felt OK today, so we'll have him face some guys in batting practice on Wednesday and go from there," Acta said.
Sowers looks good in bullpen session
(3/2/2010) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers had a good bullpen session Monday, according to MLB.com via Twitter. Sowers, who is dealing with a strained shoulder, still has no timetable for when he'll pitch this spring.
Sowers a couple of weeks behind
(2/22/2010) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Indians SP Jeremy Sowers is two weeks behind schedule because of a strained shoulder.
(10/2/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, who left his last start when his hamstring cramped up, couldn't blame his struggles on any hamstring injury Friday at Boston. He allowed four runs on four hits in three innings, issuing two walks and recording one strikeout. He took the loss, falling to 6-11.
Sowers to make next start Friday
(10/2/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, who left his last start when his hamstring cramped up, will make a case to be part of the team's 2010 rotation when he takes the mound Friday at Boston, according to MLB.com.
Sowers allows five earned in ND
(9/26/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers had a poor outing on Saturday against the Orioles, in part because of a wet mound, but ended up with a no-decision. Sowers tossed five innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked four, allowing two homers. An intermittent drizzle fell throughout and Sowers appeared to be bothered by a wet mound during the Orioles' rally. "I don't want to make excuses, it was a situation you have to deal with," said Sowers, who said his left hamstring cramped up while he was scraping mud off his spikes. "It just sort of locked up," Sowers said. "I don't think it affected what I did, though you are already apprehensive because of the conditions. I lost focus."
Sowers lasts just one inning Saturday
(9/19/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers (6-10) allowed six runs on nine hits in just one inning Saturday as Oakland doubled up Cleveland 8-4. Sowers struck out one and walked one.
Sowers has gem wrenched away
(9/15/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers watched as his bullpen destroyed his dominant performance against the Twins on Monday. Sowers pitched seven shutout innings of 6-hit baseball and left with a 3-0 lead before the bullpen gave up six runs in the 8th. Sowers was saddled with the no decision for his troubles. He walked two and struck out two. His ERA is 4.49.
Sowers pitches well to beat Twins
(9/4/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers allowed only two runs on six hits in six innings Friday against the Twins, earning his sixth victory. He recorded one strikeout and didn't issue a walk. He now has a 4.78 ERA on the year.
Sowers goes four-plus innings in ND
(8/30/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers had a mediocre outing on Saturday against the Orioles, taking a no decision. He allowed two earned runs on six hits in the game, striking out one and walking two. His ERA dropped to 4.88 with the performance.
Sowers not great, but goes seven
(8/25/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, who entered with four quality starts in his last five, didn't add another Monday at Kansas City, but he did last seven innings, allowing five runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts. He also recorded the victory, ending a two-game losing streak.
Sowers decent in loss to Angels
(8/19/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers fell victim to Jered Weaver's will on Wednesday. Weaver pitches a complete game shutout for the Angels over the Indians so Sowers never really had a chance despite pitching well. Sowers' record drops to 4-9 on the season as he gave up three runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He walked five and struck out two. His ERA is at 4.82 on the year.
Sowers drops eighth loss of 2009
(8/13/2009) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings Thursday afternoon against the Rangers. He failed to strike out a batter and walked one in his eighth loss of the season.
Sowers cruises to win Friday
(8/8/2009) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers (4-7), who came into the game with a 0-6 record with a 6.31 ERA lifetime against Chicago, hung on for the victory during Friday's 6-2 win against the White Sox. He pitched seven-plus innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He struck out three and walked two. Sowers allowed his only runs in the third on a double to Gordon Beckham and single to Jim Thome.
Sowers goes six innings for ND
(8/1/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers tossed six solid innings on Saturday against the Tigers, taking a no decision. He allowed two earned runs on four hits, striking out three and walking four. His ERA dropped to 4.97 with the performance.
Sowers has best outing of season
(7/25/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers (3-7) produced his best outing of the season Saturday as he threw seven shutout innings in a win over the Mariners. Sowers allowed four hits, walked two and struck out two.
(7/25/2009) The Cleveland Indians have recalled pitcher Jeremy Sowers from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday's game against Seattle.
Sowers to start on Saturday
(7/22/2009) Cleveland will promote LHP Jeremy Sowers from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday at Seattle, manager Eric Wedge said.
Struggling Sowers sent to minors
(7/9/2009) The Indians activated reliever Rafael Betancourt (groin) from the 15-day DL on Thursday, sending Jeremy Sowers to the minor leagues. That could signal a return of Fausto Carmona to the major leagues after the All-Star break. Long reliever Tomo Ohka is currently scheduled to start Sunday for the Indians, according to their game notes Thursday.
Sowers has another miserable start
(7/8/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers failed to record a quality start for the fifth time in his last six starts Tuesday at the White Sox. He also suffered a loss for the fourth time in his last five starts. He allowed four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings, issuing two walks and recording four strikeouts.
Sowers struggles in 6th again
(7/1/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers dropped his sixth decision of the season on Wednesday night against the White Sox and Jose A. Contreras. Sowers ran into a familiar problem in the sixth inning: the sixth inning. The left-hander has had trouble getting outs his third time through a lineup and the White Sox tagged him for four runs and five hits to open a 5-1 lead. He finished allowing five runs on 11 hits over six frames and fell to 2-6 on the year. He walked one and struck out two. His ERA is at 5.68.
Sowers finally secures second win
(6/26/2009)Jeremy Sowers pitched into the eighth inning for his first win as a starter this season and Ryan Garko hit a two-run homer to lead the Cleveland Indians to just their second win in 10 games, 9-2 over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Sowers (2-5), who began the season at Triple-A Columbus, carried a one-hitter into the seventh before the Reds began to make solid contact. Brandon Phillips opened the seventh with a double -- Cincinnati's second hit off Sowers -- and scored on Jonny Gomes' single. The Reds added a run in the eighth on Willy Taveras' RBI single. He allowed two runs and six hits in his longest outing since Sept. 9, when he went eight in a win at Baltimore. The left-hander's only previous win came on May 25, when he worked five shutout innings of relief as the Indians overcame a 10-0 deficit to beat Tampa Bay 11-10. Sowers also struck out six Friday.
Sowers terrible against Cubs
(6/21/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers was not good on Sunday in a loss to the Cubs. Sowers gave up six runs on seven hits and four walks in just 4 1/3 innings. He struck out one. His ERA is at 5.95 on the year after the loss drops his record to 1-5.
Sowers loses to Brewers
(6/16/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers dropped to 1-4 on the season with Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. Sowers gave up three runs on five hits over five innings for the loss. He walked two and struck out two. His ERA is at 5.14 on the year. Sowers needed 99 pitches to go five frames.
Sowers doing well since May recall
(6/12/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers gave up two runs and six hits over five innings during a no decision Thursday against the Royals. Eight of the first nine outs registered by the left-hander were on grounders. The Royals went ahead in the fifth by scoring twice. David DeJesus had a run-scoring double and later scored Billy Butler's grounder. Sowers was off the hook for the loss as Cleveland rallied for a 4-3 win. He walked one and struck out two.
Sowers takes third 2009 loss
(6/6/2009) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers (1-3) allowed three runs - two earned - and five hits in six innings on Saturday against the White Sox in a 4-2 loss. He had five strikeouts and walked two.
Sowers decent in return to rotation
(6/1/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, who pitched five scoreless innings of relief in his last appearance, returned to the starting rotation Monday against the Yankees. He allowed one run on three hits in five innings, issuing five walks and recording three strikeouts. He didn't factor in the decision.
Sowers back in Indians rotation
(5/29/2009) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Indians SP Jeremy Sowers will return to the rotation Monday against the Yankees. He will also get a second start next week, at the White Sox.
Sowers goes five, wins as reliever
(5/26/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers pitched five scoreless innings for the win Monday against the Rays in his first relief appearance after 51 career starts. He allowed three hits and one walk, recording one strikeout.
Sowers recalled to replace Reyes
(5/23/2009) The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed starter Anthony Reyes and left-hander Aaron Laffey on the 15-day disabled list. The team said Saturday it recalled left-handers Jeremy Sowers and Rich Rundles from Triple-A Columbus to fill those roster spots.
Sowers impressive in Triple-A start
(5/18/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers allowed one run on six hits over seven innings Sunday for Triple-A Columbus. He also walked two and struck out three.
Indians send Sowers back to minors
(5/14/2009)Jeremy Sowers was sent back to the minor leagues Wednesday. Aaron Laffey could be moved back to the rotation or the Indians could give prospect David Huff a look. Huff is 5-1 with a 4.35 ERA in seven starts. He has struck out 32 and walked 16 in 39 1/3 innings. "We need to see his fastball command get a little better and his secondary stuff a little sharper," GM Mark Shapiro told MLB.com of Huff. "He's certainly a consideration now. We just need to see him a little further along before we bring him up here."
Sowers gets blasted again Tuesday
(5/12/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, who allowed seven earned runs in his first start following his promotion last week, was just as bad Tuesday against the White Sox. He allowed five runs on seven hits in four innings, issuing three walks and recording three strikeouts. He fell to 0-2 in his two starts.
Sowers rocked in first 2009 start
(5/7/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers (0-1) gave up one run on four hits through five innings but he left the game after allowing the first six batters to reach base in the sixth inning, taking the loss in a 13-3 result against the Red Sox. Sowers finished the game with seven earned runs against on seven hits with three walks and a strikeout. Sowers was called up to replace Aaron Laffey in the rotation as he was sent to the bullpen.
Sowers will start on Thursday
(5/6/2009)Aaron Laffey is moving to Cleveland's weak bullpen and will be replaced as Thursday's starter by Jeremy Sowers. Indians general manager Mark Shapiro announced the decision before Wednesday night's opener of a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox. Sowers was expected to be called up from Triple-A Columbus after the game.
(4/12/2009) Cleveland SP Scott Lewis has landed on the disabled list and the Indians need to find another starter for his scheduled start on Wednesday in Kansas City. "We're not sure what we're going to do with that just yet," Wedge said. MLB.com is reporting that the Tribe has several options at Triple-A Columbus. LHPs David Huff, Jeremy Sowers and Aaron Laffey and RHP Kirk Saarloos are all candidates to be called up. Sowers and Laffey are already on the 40-man roster. Wedge said that long reliever Zach Jackson is also a possibility.
(3/22/2009) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers, also bidding for a rotation spot, allowed four runs, six hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings in an exhibition game against the Dodgers on Saturday. Russell Martin hit a two-run home run and Doug Mientkiewicz had a run-scoring triple in the eighth inning off Sowers, who took the loss.
Sowers mixing it up for Indians
(3/16/2009)Jeremy Sowers got a helpful tip from veteran catcher Sal Fasano last summer. "It's as simple as throwing both a four-seam fastball and a two-seamer to both sides of the plate," Sowers said. "You do that, you're essentially doubling what a hitter has to worry about." That advice is paying off for Sowers, who pitched four effective innings Monday during the Cleveland Indians' 4-1 victory over a Seattle Mariners split squad. Sowers used to throw only two-seamers toward the left side of the plate and four-seamers to the right side. Now, he's mixing it up more. The left-hander allowed one run and three hits in his start against Seattle, striking out two and walking one. Sowers gave up a two-out RBI double in the fourth to Mike Sweeney, who was thrown out trying for third to end the inning. Sowers also started two inning-ending double plays by fielding one-hoppers back to the mound and throwing to second. "Right back at him, I like that," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "Sowers did all good things today."
Wedge likes the latest from Sowers
(3/11/2009) Indians manager Eric Wedge was happy with SP Jeremy Sowers, who gave up two hits and one walk in three scoreless innings Wednesday against the Rockies. "He was a lot better," Wedge said of Sowers, one of five lefties vying for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. "He was more aggressive with his fastball than he has been in a long time."
(3/6/2009) Cleveland PS Jeremy Sowers ended up taking a loss in an exhibition game against the Brewers on Friday. He pitched one inning, giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits with two walks and a strikeout. His ERA was actually lowered with the performance to 5.40.
Sowers nothing special on Sunday
(3/2/2009) Indians left-handers Jeremy Sowers and Zach Jackson stayed about even in the race to be Cleveland's No. 5 starter Sunday against the Rockies. They both had mediocre outings. The left-handers each allowed a run and four hits in two innings. "Opening day is five weeks away," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "It's way too early to tell." Sowers also issued a walk. "I don't want to say I took a step back, but I didn't keep the ball down," Sowers said.
Sowers nothing special in opener
(2/26/2009) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, one of at least five pitchers competing for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, allowed three hits and one in two innings Wednesday against the Giants, striking out two.
(9/25/2008) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers got lit up by the Red Sox in his final start of the season Thursday. Sowers allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked three and notched one strikeout. His ERA is a lofty 5.58.
Sowers goes solid six for victory
(9/21/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers gave up a first-inning run but held the visiting Tigers to two hits over his final five innings, winning for the second straight decision Saturday. He allowed five hits total, walking two and striking out three in six innings. "I had better command as the game went on," Sowers said. "I wasn't pitching that bad in the first couple innings. My command was off."
Sowers struggles mightily Sunday
(9/14/2008) The Royals tied it at 3 in the third Sunday off Indians starter Jeremy Sowers. Ryan Shealy hit a solo homer in the second. In the third, Callaspo had an RBI double and scored on Shealy's two-out bloop single to right. Sowers retired the side on eight pitches in the first, then needed 67 pitches to get through the next two innings. "When you throw that many pitches in a couple innings, I didn't see it getting any better," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "It's a little far-fetched to think he's going to go out and find it." Sowers gave up three runs and five hits over three innings, his shortest outing in 14 starts since June 30, a three-inning stint in a loss to the Chicago White Sox. "I wasn't terrible, but I was leaving the ball up," Sowers said. "I think some of it could be a testament to their hitters. They were seeing the ball good the whole series and you run into teams like that sometimes."
Sowers owns Orioles on Tuesday
(9/9/2008)Jeremy Sowers pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Tuesday. Sowers (3-8) gave up one run, struck out seven and walked one. The left-hander was 1-5 with a 7.43 ERA in nine road starts and 0-2 with a 9.50 ERA in four career appearances against the Orioles. It was the most effective performance of the season by the former No. 1 draft pick, who twice retired 10 consecutive batters. He threw 96 pitches, 72 for strikes.
Sowers hits showers in sixth
(9/3/2008)Jeremy Sowers (2-8) retired the first nine hitters, but gave up two runs in the fifth -- the first on Nick Swisher's homer -- and Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer in the sixth Wednesday. "I left a pitch over the plate to Swisher," Sowers said. "The pitch to Ramirez was down and in. That was tough hitting there."
One hitter plagues Sowers in loss
(8/29/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers allowed a RBI single and two-run homer to Raul Ibanez Friday and it was enough to doom him in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners. Sowers allowed seven hits in five innings as he dropped to 2-7. He did not issue a walk or record a strikeout.
Sowers throws a lemon on Saturday
(8/24/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers gave up seven runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings Saturday at Texas, walking one and striking out two, but he managed to avoid the loss. He had allowed no more than four earned runs in any of his last seven starts.
Sowers picks up second win
(8/17/2008) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers allowed just two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Sunday against the Angels, winning for just the second time this season. He allowed eight hits and walked two batters while striking out two.
Sowers mediocre in no decision Tuesday
(8/12/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers gave up four runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Orioles. Sowers walked two and had two strikeouts.
Bullpen blows lead for Sowers
(8/6/2008) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers allowed three runs in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday afternoon at Tampa Bay, but settled down and left the game with a 6-4 lead. He allowed four runs -- three earned -- in six innings of work. He walked three batters and struck out two.
Twins ruin Sowers' strong start Fri.
(8/1/2008)Joe Mauer's two-run homer in the seventh inning spoiled another strong start by Jeremy Sowers against the Twins in Minnesota's 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. For the second straight start against Minnesota, Sowers (1-6) took a perfect game into the sixth inning before the Twins spoiled it with a leadoff double. Back on July 27, it was Craig Monroe who got to Sowers. This time around, Harris hit one to left field and later scored on a bloop single by Carlos Gomez for a 1-0 lead. Sowers allowed six hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He walked none and had four strikeouts.
Sowers impresses in no-decision
(7/27/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers had a perfect game through five innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Twins, but Craig Monroe opened the sixth with a bloop double to right. Sowers, coming off his first win in more than a year July 19 at Seattle, gave up two runs and three hits over eight innings, striking out five and walking one.
Sowers earns first win Saturday
(7/19/2008) Hooray, Cleveland starter Jeremy Sowers finally won a game. Sowers (1-5) defeated the Mariners on Saturday to earn his first win of the year in 10 starts. He gave up five hits and four runs in six innings. He walked and struck out three.
Sowers has odd no-decision
(7/13/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers had the oddest outing of his young career in Sunday's no-decision against the Indians. The left-hander gave up three hits and two runs over four innings, setting career highs of seven walks and eight strikeouts. In his first 196 innings in the majors, the first-round pick in the 2004 draft had only 53 walks and 77 strikeouts. "The umpire had a pretty tough strike zone, but I have to do a better job earlier in the game of earning the zone," Sowers said. "It was a pretty bizarre inning."
Sowers sours for Cleveland Tuesday
(7/8/2008) Cleveland's Jeremy Sowers (0-5) took C.C. Sabathia's turn in the rotation Tuesday against Detroit and was roughed up after getting through the first two innings unscathed. Sowers gave up seven runs -- six earned -- and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Sowers done after three innings
(7/1/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers ran into trouble early and often Monday against the White Sox and ended up taking the 9-7 loss. The White Sox homered twice off Sowers, including a three-run homer by Jim Thome in the first and a grand slam by Nick Swisher during a five-run third inning. Sowers allowed six hits and eight runs in three innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Sowers goes seven strong in loss
(6/25/2008) Cleveland SP Jeremy Sowers went seven strong innings Wednesday against the Giants but still picked up the loss. His record dropped to 0-3, Sowers gave up nine hits and three earned runs, walking five and striking out three. His ERA is 5.97.
Sowers tagged for season-high 10 hits
(6/20/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers allowed 10 hits and four runs (three earned) in six innings during a 6-3 loss Thursday against the Rockies. Sowers was given a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the first, but the left-hander would allow Colorado to take a 3-2 lead in the fifth. He struck out four and allowed a solo home run to Jeff Baker.
Sowers fails to go five innings
(6/14/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers outlasted a three-hour rain delay Friday against the Padres, but could not last five innings and took a no decision. Sowers pitched a scoreless first inning before a summer thunderstorm sent everyone scurrying for cover in the bottom half of the inning and delayed play for two hours, 43 minutes. Sowers returned to the hill to pitch two scoreless innings and take a 3-0 lead. But San Diego scored twice in the fourth as seven batters came to the plate and took the lead on a two-run homer by Adrian Gonzalez in the fifth. That was it for Sowers, who was charged with four runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked none and struck out one. He was off the hook for the loss until Cleveland took the lead in the sixth.
Sowers loses in first game back up
(6/8/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers (0-1) took the loss Sunday in a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Tigers, giving up five runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings. Sowers struck out two.
Sowers officially back in Cleveland
(6/8/2008) The Indians have recalled SP Jeremy Sowers to start Cleveland's game Sunday in Detroit. It will be Sowers' third start for the Indians this season. He last made a spot start on May 16 against Cincinnati, pitching five innings and giving up three earned runs in a no-decision. He was returned to Triple-A Buffalo the following day. Sowers has gone 3-4 with a 2.08 ERA in 10 starts for Buffalo. To make room, the club sent RP Brian Slocum to Buffalo. Slocum was brought up on June 4, but didn't appear in a game for the Indians.
(6/4/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: The vacant spot in the Indians' rotation will be more permanently filled when it comes up again Sunday. Left-hander Jeremy Sowers is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, and he would assume Jake Westbrook's (elbow) spot in the rotation. Sowers, who was unavailable for Tuesday's start because he had pitched Sunday in Buffalo, could remain in the rotation for a considerable period of time, depending on the seriousness of Westbrook's injury. The return of Sowers to the rotation means the Indians for the next few weeks at least will use a rotation that includes two pitchers, Sowers and Aaron Laffey, who began the season in the rotation at Buffalo. That leaves the organization with virtually no starting pitching depth at Buffalo should there be another injury in the big-league rotation.
Mastny to get start on Tuesday
(6/3/2008) Indians RP Tom Mastny will make his first major league start Tuesday night for the Cleveland Indians. Mastny was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday to rejoin Cleveland's bullpen. But he's being pressed into starting duty against the Texas Rangers because SP Jake Westbrook was scratched from his scheduled start and landed on the DL.
Sowers sent back to Triple-A
(5/17/2008) The Cleveland Indians sent left-handed starter Jeremy Sowers back to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday and called up infielder Michael Aubrey to make his big-league debut.
Sowers' spot start doesn't go well
(5/16/2008) With the Indians coming off four shutouts in the last six games, SP Jeremy Sowers, called up earlier in the day to make his second start of the season, wasn't up to recent standards. He allowed three earned runs on five hits in five innings, walking two and striking out two. He didn't factor in the decision and has failed to beat the Reds -- the team that originally drafted him -- in four career starts, going 0-2 while allowing 19 earned runs in 20 innings.
Sowers called up for spot start
(5/16/2008) Left-hander Jeremy Sowers was recalled by the Cleveland Indians to start Friday night's game in Cincinnati against the Reds. To make room for Sowers, the club designated outfielder Jason Tyner for assignment.
Indians scheduled for doubleheader
(5/11/2008) The Toronto Blue Jays-Cleveland Indians game was postponed by rain Sunday and will be made up in a doubleheader on Monday. Sunday's scheduled starters, Toronto's A.J. Burnett and Cleveland's Fausto Carmona, are scheduled to pitch in the first game beginning at 4:05 p.m. Indians left-hander Cliff Lee, off to an impressive start this season, will face Shaun Marcum in the nightcap.
Sowers sent back to Triple-A
(4/27/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers was sent back to Cleveland's Triple-A team on Sunday, one day after making a spot start against the New York Yankees. Sowers pitched 5 1/3 innings and wound up with a no-decision as the Indians won 4-3. The left-hander, who was demoted to the minors last season after starting the year in Cleveland's rotation, was pleased with the performance in his short stint. "I did everything I could," said Sowers, who was beaten out for the No. 5 starter's job in training camp by Cliff Lee. "I was able to keep us in the game. I feel like I restored some of that lost confidence." To fill the roster spot, the Indians recalled OF Brad Snyder from Buffalo. He was batting .236 with four homers and 10 RBIs in 20 games for the Bisons. SP Aaron Laffey is expected to be recalled on Monday to start the finale of Cleveland's four-game series with New York.
Sowers allows three in first start
(4/26/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, called up from Triple-A to start Saturday against the Yankees, allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. He dodged trouble in the fourth and fifth but couldn't get out of a mess in the sixth. He walked one and truck out three, recording a no-decision.
Sowers called up to face Yankees
(4/26/2008) Left-hander Jeremy Sowers was recalled from the minors on Saturday to start against the New York Yankees. To open a roster spot, the Indians sent outfielder Ben Francisco to Buffalo.
Sowers gets call to Indians rotation
(4/23/2008) MLB.com reports Indians manager Eric Wedge announced Wednesday that Jeremy Sowers will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take Jake Westbrooks (ribcage) spot in the rotation. Sowers will start Saturday's game against the Yankees. Sowers was 0-2 with a 3.18 ERA in four starts for the Bisons. He was chosen over fellow Aaron Laffey, who was 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA in four starts. "We had different reasons that we looked at for choosing Jeremy," Wedge said, "but we would have been comfortable choosing either one of those guys."
Laffey or Sowers could get called
(4/23/2008) LHP Aaron Laffey and LHP Jeremy Sowers are the two leading candidates to be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo as replacements for RHP Jake Westbrook in the Indians' rotation. Westbrook was placed on the DL Tuesday with a strained intercostal muscle.
Laffey or Sowers to start Friday?
(4/22/2008) With Indians SP Jake Westbrook sent to the disabled list with a rib problem, Aaron Laffey and Jeremy Sowers appear to be the favorites to get a call up from the minors to take Westbrook's scheduled Friday start against the Yankees.
Lee wins No. 5 spot for Indians
(3/24/2008) Cleveland left-hander Cliff Lee beat out Aaron Laffey and Jeremy Sowers for the final spot in the Indian's rotation Monday. Lee, demoted to the minors last season, pitched five scoreless innings Saturday against the Mets. The Indians then sent Laffey and Sowers to minor-league camp.
Sowers drops record to 0-3
(3/19/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers dropped his spring record to 0-3 after taking a relief loss Wednesday against the Mets. He allowed three hits and two runs (one earned) in three innings. He struck out two.
Sowers stretches it out a bit
(3/14/2008)Jeremy Sowers started for Cleveland and took the loss Friday. He pitched four innings, allowing two runs and five hits, walking two.
Sowers continues his awful spring
(3/9/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, in contention for a rotation spot, had his second dreadful outing of the spring Sunday at the Nationals. He allowed six earned runs on seven hits in two innings and now has an ERA of 18.00.
Sowers turns rancid at the Reds
(3/4/2008) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, in contention for a starting role, pitched the fourth inning Tuesday at the Reds and gave up four hits, a walk and a pair of runs.
Laffey, Sowers each go one inning
(3/1/2008) Indians pitchers Aaron Laffey and Jeremy Sowers, both in contention with Cliff Lee for a starting role this season, each pitched a scoreless inning Saturday at the Tigers. Laffey allowed one hit and one walk in his inning of work while Sowers struck out a batter.
(1/22/2008)The Sports Xchange reports one of the mysteries of the Indians' 2007 season was the regression of left-hander Jeremy Sowers. At the start of the year, the 24-year-old was considered one of the most promising young starting pitchers in the American League. Much of that optimism was due to the rapidity with which Sowers galloped through the Indians' minor league system after being selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2004 draft. He reached the big leagues in the middle of the 2006 season, and his 2.72 ERA in the second half of that season was the second lowest in the American League. That strong finish was expected to be a springboard to breakout season in 2007, but instead the opposite happened. Sowers struggled coming out of the gate and was never able to recapture the form, or confidence, he flashed in 2006.
Sowers throws five scoreless
(9/27/2007) Cleveland starter Jeremy Sowers shut out Seattle for five innings Wednesday, giving up just five hits and striking out five.
Sowers to start on Wednesday
(9/22/2007) LHP Jeremy Sowers, who had a disastrous 2007 season after a promising second half in his rookie season of 2006, rejoined the Indians for the last two weeks of the season. Sowers was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in order to make a spot-start in a doubleheader at Seattle on Sept. 26. After going 7-4 in a half-season with the Indians last year, Sowers was 1-6 with a 6.93 ERA in his first 12 starts this season when he was demoted to Buffalo.
Sowers to start double-header
(9/18/2007) LHP Jeremy Sowers' disappointing season with the Indians will come down to one start, and it could be an important one. Sowers, sent back to Triple-A Buffalo in June after going 1-6 with a 6.93 ERA in 12 starts for Cleveland, was recalled from Double-A Akron on Monday. His next -- and perhaps final -- start of 2007 will be in one game of the Sept. 26 doubleheader at Seattle. If the Indians haven't wrapped up a playoff spot by then, Sowers' outing could be an important one. "If this team isn't in the postseason by then, then it's a way for me to help them get there," said Sowers, who went 7-4 in 14 starts a year ago. "That's what I've been told I'm going to do and I'm going to do it."
SP Sowers recalled by Indians
(9/17/2007) The Indians recalled LHP Jeremy Sowers from Double-A Akron on Monday.
Sowers preps for return to majors
(9/15/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers, who is expected to start a game in the Sept. 26 doubleheader in Seattle, pitched six shutout innings for Double-A Akron on Friday night against Trenton in the Eastern League championship series.
(8/31/2007) Manager Eric Wedge said the Indians will call up an unspecified number of players from Triple-A Buffalo in the next few days. Among the candidates are LHPs Cliff Lee and Jeremy Sowers, RHPs Edward Mujica and Matt Miller and OF Ben Francisco.
Sowers pitching well in minors
(8/21/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: LHP Jeremy Sowers, demoted to Triple-A Buffalo at mid-season after a 1-6 start with the big league club, is 3-1 with a 2.04 ERA in his last six starts at Buffalo.
Indians might use Sowers on Aug. 25
(8/13/2007) The Indians will need a fifth starter for an Aug. 25 game at Kansas City, and they've narrowed their options to Cliff Lee, Aaron Laffey and Jeremy Sowers -- all currently at Triple-A Buffalo. Shapiro said the decision on who starts on the 25th will come down to one thing. "Who gives us the best chance to win?" he said. "And no matter what we do, there will still be one or two guys down there who also give us a chance to win."
Sowers shows progress
(7/28/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: LHP Jeremy Sowers is finally starting to show some progress at Triple-A Buffalo. Sowers, who was a second-half sensation with the Indians last year, was demoted to Buffalo on June 10 after going 1-6, with a 6.93 in 12 starts with Cleveland. In his last two starts at Buffalo, Sowers doesn't have a win, but he does have a 0.64 ERA in that span. In eight starts since the Indians demoted him to Buffalo Sowers is 1-4, with a 4.44 ERA.
Sowers might return to majors
(7/27/2007) Aside from obtaining Kenny Lofton in a trade on Friday, the Indians also optioned struggling SP Cliff Lee to Triple-A Buffalo, according to MLB.com. Lee will be temporarily replaced on the roster by RP Ed Mujica. The Indians will then choose between Aaron Laffey and Jeremy Sowers, both at Buffalo, to replace Lee in the rotation.
Sowers working out problems
(7/26/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers seems to be fixing whatever needed fixing. The left-hander, demoted to Triple-A Buffalo on June 10 after going 1-6 with a 6.93 ERA in 12 starts, has allowed just one earned run in 14 innings over his last two starts.
Sowers getting hit hard in minors
(7/5/2007) Struggling former No. 1 pick Jeremy Sowers is 0-2 with a 5.26 ERA and a .330 batting-average against in Triple-A.
Sowers booted from rotation
(6/10/2007) A day after struggling against the Reds, the Indians optioned SP Jeremy Sowers to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday and recalled RP Matt Miller. The team has not announced who will take Sowers' spot in the rotation on Wednesday against the Marlins.
Dellucci bails out Sowers
(6/9/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers was on the hook for the loss during Saturday's game against the Reds until David Dellucci's two-run homer in the eighth inning tied the game at six. The Indians went on to win 8-6 in 11 innings. Sowers, a former Cincinnati No. 1 draft pick, allowed five runs before he left with two runners on and nobody out in the fifth. Sowers, who chose to attend Vanderbilt instead of signing with the Reds after they made him the 20th overall selection in the 2000 draft, allowed seven hits and one walk. He tied his career high with five strikeouts.
Sowers continues to struggle
(6/5/2007) Jeremy Sowers is struggling and doesn't know why. "I'm trying to figure out some stuff I did last year that I'm not doing this year," said Sowers, whose record dipped to 1-6 with a 6.63 ERA Sunday, in the Beacon Journal. "My confidence is spotty. And you have to be careful about that. Sometimes you can make a bad pitch but have a good result. That can give you false confidence, because you really were just lucky."
Manager backs Jeremy Sowers
(6/4/2007) Manager Eric Wedge expressed confidence that LHPs Cliff Lee and Jeremy Sowers will start pitching better. He admitted that having two-fifths of the rotation pitch poorly puts a strain on the entire staff. "Both are very capable of giving us quality starts," Wedge said. "They have done it before. They need to get it done." Lee is 2-3 with a 6.35 ERA and Sowers 1-6 with a 6.63 ERA.
Sowers pitches way out of rotation?
(6/3/2007) Jeremy Sowers allowed seven hits and five runs in four innings while losing to the Tigers on Sunday, putting his ERA at 6.48 and his roster spot in jeopardy.
Sowers falls in Boston
(5/30/2007) Jeremy Sowers (1-5), coming off his only win, allowed four runs on six hits and an intentional walk while striking out one in Tuesday's start at Boston. "They basically don't have a flaw in their lineup, so your margin of error is small," Sowers said. "You try to keep yourself out of jams where you're giving up consecutive hits. I thought I did a decent job of that, obviously I could have done a better job of keeping the ball in the ballpark."
Sowers finally back in win column
(5/25/2007) Jeremy Sowers' win Thursday night at Kansas City was his first since Sept. 5. Sowers was winless in his first eight starts this season and his final start last year.
Sowers finally earns a win
(5/25/2007) Given a five-run cushion in the first inning, Jeremy Sowers scattered six hits over seven innings and earned his first win of the season in the Cleveland Indians' 10-3 victory Thursday night in Kansas City. "We played great defense, hit the ball well and I actually pitched decent, finally," said Sowers. "Whether it's a turnaround, time will tell -- but it's a step in the right direction."
Sowers 0-4 in '07
(5/21/2007) LHP Jeremy Sowers, a combined 16-game winner at Cleveland and Buffalo last year, continues to struggle. In his last start, Sowers was the losing pitcher Saturday in a 10-5 loss to Cincinnati. Sowers worked six innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits, half of them extra base hits, two of those home runs. In eight starts this season, Sowers is 0-4 with a 7.13 ERA. Throw out his two best starts, which were his first two starts, and it's even uglier.
Sowers drops third straight
(5/19/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers (0-4) remained winless in eight starts this season after Saturday's loss to the Reds. He allowed seven runs and eight hits in six innings, leaving the lefty with a 7.13 ERA. He struck out two and yielded two homers. He has now dropped three consecutive starts and has allowed 19 earned runs during that stretch.
Sowers to start Saturday
(5/19/2007) LHP Jeremy Sowers will make his first start at Cincinnati Saturday since May 10. A day off Monday allowed the Indians to skip Sowers' spot in the rotation and gave him two bullpen sessions to work on trying to get out of an early season slump.
Sowers sees ERA rise to 6.56
(5/11/2007) LHP Jeremy Sowers fell to 0-3 after a loss on Thursday at L.A. Angels. He gave up six runs on four hits in five innings, struck out two and walked one. "It's still Jeremy's first full year in the big leagues, so we knew he was going to have some bumps along the way," manager Eric Wedge said. "And that's what he's working through right now, so you just keep working with him, support him and make sure that he remains confident when he goes out there and pitches."
Sowers looks for first win
(5/10/2007) Cleveland LHP Jeremy Sowers, who was a combined 16-5 with Cleveland and Class AAA Buffalo last year, will make his sixth start of the season Thursday, and he is still looking for his first victory. Sowers is 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA. In his last four starts, he has an 8.66 ERA and he has allowed 29 hits in 17 2/3 innings, with seven walks and four strikeouts in that span. "It just seems like he isn't pitching as aggressively as he has in the past," said Indians pitching coach Carl Willis.
Sowers makes early exit Sat.
(5/5/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers (0-2) lasted only two innings Saturday against the Orioles, his shortest outing in 20 career starts. He allowed six runs, five hits and three walks, while getting no strikeouts. His ERA rose from 4.40 to 5.87.
Sowers yields three runs Sat.
(4/28/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers went six innings, allowing six hits, three runs (two earned) and two walks in a no-decision against the Orioles Saturday. He also had one strikeout in his fourth no-decision of the season.
Seven solid innings for Sowers
(4/24/2007) Jeremy Sowers bounced back from a bad start last week against the New York Yankees by taking a shutout into the seventh at the Twins. He gave up a total of nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts. "I'm just glad our bullpen pitched lights out," Sowers said. He did not factor into the decision.
Yankees rough up Sowers
(4/18/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up six runs and nine hits in a 9-2 loss to the Yankees Wednesday. New York pummeled him for seven hits in the third, when Bobby Abreu hit a tying single, Jason Giambi pulled a go-ahead double to right, and Robinson Cano, Josh Phelps and Johnny Damon hit RBI singles. He had only one strikeout while seeing his record go to 0-1 and ERA rise to 5.17.
Sowers throws seven solid innings
(4/12/2007) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers pitched seven solid innings Wednesday vs. the Angels in Milwaukee. He allowed just one earned run, scattering six hits while walking none. He also struck out three batters, but did not factor in the final decision.
(4/9/2007) Another snowed out doubleheader Monday pushes C.C. Sabathia back to Tuesday. He will be followed in the rotation by Jake Westbrook, Jeremy Sowers, Paul Byrd and Fausto Carmona, who is slotted as the No. 5 starter and is getting skipped on his first turn. Prospect Adam Miller, or Jason Davis out of the bullpen, won't be needed as a No. 6 starter now.
Indians rotation shuffled again
(4/8/2007) For the second day in a row, snow and cold weather has forced a doubleheader between the Mariners and Indians to be postponed. Now the Mariners and Indians will try to salvage half of their four-game series by playing two Monday, beginning at 4:05 p.m. The second game will start approximately 20 minutes after completion of the first. The Indians will likely start C.C. Sabathia and Jake Westbrook of Fausto Carmona, who was moved off a Sunday start. Jeremy Sowers and Paul Byrd will follow in the rotation.
Sowers goes six innings
(4/5/2007) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers allowed a leadoff single to Scott Podsednik in the first inning and then held the White Sox hitless for the remainder of his outing Thursday, going six innings and allowing two runs with five walks.
Sowers tosses four innings Saturday
(3/31/2007) Indians SP Jeremy Sowers went four innings, allowing eight hits, five runs (four earned) and three walks during Saturday's spring game against the Cardinals. Sowers finished the spring with a 2-2 record and 4.50 ERA.
Sowers starts on Monday
(3/26/2007) Jeremy Sowers allowed just one run on five hits and a walk in six innings against Tampa Bay Monday for his first spring start since March 12. He also struck out four batters.
Sowers might start as No. 3 SP
(3/20/2007) MLB.com notes that the Indians might use Jeremy Sowers as their third starter out of the gate since Cliff Lee is injured. Paul Byrd would be the fourth SP. "Obviously, we haven't made a final decision in the five hole, but the way we had it initially set up was probably Sowers in the four hole and Byrd in the five hole, so more than likely we'll just move that up to three and four," Wedge said. "[It's] not set in stone, but more than likely."
Sowers gives up three runs
(3/12/2007) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers allowed three runs, two earned, and six hits in four innings against Pittsburgh in a spring training game Monday.
Sowers learns valuable lesson
(3/11/2007) Indians LHP Jeremy Sowers was so impressive last year after being called up from Triple-A Buffalo after he was inserted into the starting rotation at midseason, he earned a spot in the starting rotation this season, which will be his first full season in the majors. In 14 starts for the Indians last year, Sowers was 7-4 with a 3.57 ERA. His 2.72 ERA after the All-Star break was the second-lowest ERA in the American League behind only Johan Santana. His 2.33 ERA from July 22 through the end of the season was the second lowest in the majors behind only Roger Clemens. In a combined 29 starts for Buffalo and Cleveland, Sowers was 16-5 with a 2.42 ERA.
Sowers struggles with mechanics
(3/8/2007) Jeremy Sowers gave up one run and three hits in two innings as the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-2 on Wednesday. Sowers was not sharp, but he did not walk a batter and struck out two in his second outing of the spring. He was scheduled to pitch three innings or throw 50 pitches. Because he had unleashed 48 in two innings, he was forced to leave early. "Maybe I felt a little too good today," Sowers said in the Beacon Journal>/i>. "I think I was faster than normal. I had trouble staying back." Sowers wasn't talking about his velocity but his mechanics. "Jeremy didn't command his fastball the way he normally does," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "You're going to have days like that, but he battled back when he was behind in the count."
Jeremy Sowers makes spring debut
(3/3/2007) Cleveland starter Jeremy Sowers allowed a second-inning homer to Craig Monroe Saturday vs. Detroit but was otherwise impressive. Sowers, who went 7-4 with a 3.57 ERA after being called up last June, struck out one and allowed two hits.
Sowers only behind Rocket in ERA
(2/18/2007) Only Roger Clemens had a better ERA than Indians SP Jeremy Sowers' 2.72 from July 22 through the end of last season.
Tribe's Sowers done for season
(9/13/2006) Manager Eric Wedge said rookie RHPs Fausto Carmona and Brian Slocum will pitch in LHP Jeremy Sowers' rotation spot the rest of the season. Sowers made his final start Tuesday.
Sowers takes his fourth loss
(9/12/2006) Jeremy Sowers (7-4) gave up four runs and seven hits over five innings in Tuesday's start against the Royals. It was his first loss since July 16 and final start of the season. The 23-year-old rookie is being shut down to avoid too much work after pitching a combined 185 2/3 innings between Triple-A Buffalo and Cleveland.
Sowers to get one more start
(9/7/2006) RHP Jeremy Sowers will make one more start this season, then won't pitch again this year. "It's definitely the right thing to do," manager Eric Wedge said.
Carmona replaces Sowers for Sat.
(9/6/2006) Failed closer Fausto Carmona, not Jeremy Sowers, will start Saturday in Chicago. The Indians recalled Carmona from Triple-A Buffalo before Tuesday's game. "He's still building himself up pitch count-wise," manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com. "He's going to have a good workday tomorrow with (Tribe pitching coach Carl Willis). Saturday will be a good time to start him and get him back out there."
Jeremy Sowers picks up win
(9/6/2006) Jeremy Sowers (7-3) pitched seven innings for the victory on Tuesday at Toronto, allowing just two runs and five hits. He struck out three and walked none.
Sowers picks up no-decision
(8/31/2006) Indians starter Jeremy Sowers allowed two runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision on Wednesday against Toronto. The left-hander is 5-0 with a 1.72 ERA in eight starts since July 22, when he pitched the first of consecutive shutouts.
Jeremy Sowers trusts Indians
(8/27/2006) Jeremy Sowers said he trusts the Indians' decision to soon curtail his innings. "I'd like to pitch, but I do what I'm told," said Sowers. The rookie is 6-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 11 starts after being called up from Triple-A Buffalo, where he was 9-1 with a 1.39 ERA. He's worked 168 innings overall. "The most I've ever pitched is 170, so it's probably a wise thing to watch. Just because you can lift 50 pounds doesn't mean you can all of a sudden go and lift 100."
Indians might shut down Sowers
(8/26/2006) Indians GM Mark Shapiro said the plan is to have demoted Fausto Carmona go to the minors and make two starts before he's brought back to Cleveland. Carmona (1-8) will likely replace rookie Jeremy Sowers, who has already thrown 168 innings -- nine more than last season. Since the Indians are no longer in contention, they don't want to overuse Sowers, who improved to 6-3 Friday night.
Sowers knocks off the Tigers
(8/25/2006) Making his first career start against Detroit, Sowers allowed two runs and six hits in Friday's start. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four.
Sowers wins fourth straight
(8/20/2006) Jeremy Sowers won his fourth consecutive decision on Saturday at Tampa Bay. He gave up two runs and four hits in six innings.
Sowers nasty over five starts
(8/14/2006) Jeremy Sowers is 3-0 with a 1.25 ERA over his last five starts.
Sowers figuring things out
(8/13/2006) Rookie Jeremy Sowers (4-3) gave up five hits over six innings in Saturday's rout over the Royals. He struck out two and walked one to help Cleveland complete a four-game series sweep and match a season-high six-game winning streak set April 4-11. The left-hander is 3-0 over his past five starts, allowing five earned runs in 36 innings to lower his ERA from 7.94 to 3.53.
Sowers works seven innings
(8/8/2006) Jeremy Sowers allowed four runs -- three earned -- and nine hits in seven innings in Tuesday's game against the Angels. He did not walk a batter and struck out two in the no-decision.
Sowers looks for third straight win
(8/8/2006) The Angels' Jered Weaver will be opposed by Jeremy Sowers (3-3, 3.94) in Cleveland Tuesday. Both rookies are trying to extend his winning streak. Sowers has won consecutive decisions and will make his first career start against the Angels.
(8/6/2006) All five starters will go in turn, including phenom Jeremy Sowers, who gets a two-start week that is capped by a start vs. the lowly Royals. There is a doubleheader Saturday, Aug. 12, which could be filled out of the bullpen by Jason Davis. Consider Davis a viable middle reliever for deeper AL-only leagues for the added possibility of a spot start. Davis also picked up a save last week and Fausto Carmona has been a disaster as Bob Wickman's closer replacement.
Sowers solid in no-decision
(8/2/2006) Jeremy Sowers had pitched consecutive shutouts in his previous starts, and he extended his shutout streak to 22 innings before Alex Gonzalez doubled with two outs in the fifth inning on Wednesday at Boston. He allowed two runs on five hits over five innings in the no-decision.
Sowers mows down the Mariners
(7/28/2006) Jeremy Sowers tossed his second straight complete game shutout in Friday's game against the Mariners, as he edged Felix Hernandez (9-9) to get the win and improve to 3-3 in six-career starts. He also allowed just five hits and a walk while striking out three.
Sowers blanks the hot Twins
(7/22/2006) Jeremy Sowers tossed his first-career complete game shutout in Saturday's game against the Twins, a team who had won eight straight games heading in. Sowers allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out four to pick up his second win.
Wedge not worried about Sowers
(7/18/2006) Jeremy Sowers has given up seven home runs in 22 2/3 innings over his first four major league starts. Asked what he makes of all the home runs allowed by Sowers, manager Eric Wedge said, "It's still too early to tell," said Wedge. "He was able to limit the damage, so that was good. But he's still learning. He's learning the league, learning what to do with certain hitters in certain situations."
Sowers allows three home runs
(7/17/2006) Jeremy Sowers, who gave up three more home runs Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, has allowed seven home runs in 22 2/3 innings over his first four major league starts.
Sowers drops another Sunday
(7/17/2006) Jeremy Sowers allowed five earned runs and 11 hits over seven innings in Sunday's game at Minnesota to fall to 1-3. He did not walk any batters and struck out one. "He definitely gave us a chance to win the ballgame," manager Eric Wedge said. "For a young guy, he's able to control damage. Every time he goes out there, he leaves something."
Jeremy Sowers takes loss
(7/9/2006) Jeremy Sowers allowed five runs and seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in his third -- and shortest -- career start -- in a loss on Saturday against the Orioles. The left-hander walked three and didn't get a strikeout. "A little bad luck where a couple of their hits fell in, coupled with some bad pitches I made was the difference," said Sowers, who was 9-1 with a 1.39 ERA at Triple-A Buffalo before being called up June 24. "It's a humbling game."
Sowers earns first ML win
(7/3/2006) Sowers (1-1), making his second major league start Monday vs. the Yankees in front of the largest regular-season crowd at Jacobs Field in nearly six years defeated the Yankees for his first major league win. He allowed six hits, struck out four and had one intentional walk.
Sowers skipped after so-so debut
(6/27/2006) With an off day Thursday, the Indians will keep Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia on regular rest and skip phenom LHP Jeremy Sowers. In his major league debut Sunday, Sowers gave up his first major league home run to Ken Griffey, Jr. "I've allowed a ton of home runs in my life," said Sowers. "This one was to a future Hall of Famer. I'm not the first one to give up a homer to him and I won't be the last."
Sowers makes MLB debut
(6/25/2006) Jeremy Sowers allowed five hits and four runs over five innings, walking one and striking out three in his debut on Sunday against the Reds. Sowers was drafted in the first round by Cincinnati (No. 20 overall) in 2001, but he spurned the Reds' contract offer to attend Vanderbilt University. He signed with the Indians in 2004 after being the sixth pick overall. The left-hander compiled a 23-5 record and 2.00 ERA in 42 starts in the minors, including a 9-1 mark and 1.39 ERA in 15 starts at Triple-A Buffalo this year.
Sowers has a personal caddy?
(6/25/2006) Manager Eric Wedge said Victor Martinez will likely be back at first base for the second time in his career with rookie Kelly Shoppach at catcher when LHP Jeremy Sowers makes his big-league debut Sunday.
Sowers gets the call for start
(6/24/2006) The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Jason Michaels on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle Saturday and purchased the contract of left-hander Jeremy Sowers from Triple-A Buffalo and added him to the major league roster.
Sowers set for debut after another W
(6/21/2006) Jeremy Sowers will make his major league debut on Sunday against Cincinnati. Sowers started Tuesday night for Triple-A Buffalo and allowed two earned runs over five innings and improved to 9-1 with a 1.39 ERA. "I would caution to think that he's going to come in here, put the team on his back and carry us," Indians GM Mark Shapiro said. Manager Eric Wedge would be happy with some quality starts. "I look forward to seeing him," he said. "He made a good impression on us in spring training."
Jeremy Sowers will go Sunday
(6/20/2006) Jeremy Sowers will make his major league debut on Sunday against Cincinnati. Sowers started Tuesday night for Buffalo, where he entered that game 8-1 with a 1.27 ERA and two shutouts. "I would caution to think that he's going to come in here, put the team on his back and carry us," Shapiro said. Manager Eric Wedge would be happy with some quality starts. "I look forward to seeing him," he said. "He made a good impression on us in spring training."
Sowers just days away now
(6/20/2006) The Indians have designated RHP Jason Johnson for assignment and purchased the contract of infielder Joe Inglett from Triple-A Buffalo. Hello, Jeremy Sowers.
Jeremy Sowers has 1.37 ERA
(6/16/2006) Jeremy Sowers is 7-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 48 Ks through 85 1/3 innings (13 starts) for Triple-A Buffalo.
Sowers' call-up not imminent
(5/31/2006) Before Jason Johnson had his best start of the year and Jeremy Sowers proved semi-human Monday (5 1/3, eight hits, two earned, two walks and two Ks), the Buffalo News ran a column pleading for the Indians to call up Sowers. It ended: "He belongs in the big leagues. Now."
Sowers solid in Triple-A
(5/25/2006) MLB.com reports Jeremy Sowers threw eight scoreless innings against Toledo on Wednesday, giving up just three hits with a walk and five strikeouts. He picked up a no-decision, as the Bisons fell, 1-0, in extra innings.
Sowers moving to majors?
(5/23/2006) LHP Jeremy Sowers, the Indians' No.1 pick in the 2004 Draft, remains the top candidate to be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo, should the Indians decide to remove struggling RHP Jason Johnson from the rotation. In eight starts at Buffalo, Sowers is 6-1 with a 1.07 ERA. In his last four starts, he is 4-0 with a 0.65 ERA.
Sowers waiting on J.J. or Byrd?
(5/21/2006) Jeremy Sowers is 6-1 with a 1.07 ERA through nine starts and his best was his last. He pitched a one-hitter this week, leading to speculation he could replace Jason Johnson or Paul Byrd in the Indians' struggling rotation. Johnson gave up eight runs and 10 hits with two walks over 3 2/3 innings Saturday vs. the Pirates. The right-hander, signed as a free agent in December, opened the season 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA in three starts through April 18, but is 0-4 with a 9.73 ERA in six outings since. "I think there is some reason for concern," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "We saw what he was capable of in his first three or four starts. Right now, Jason is in our starting rotation. It's early in the season. We believe in sticking with guys, but he needs to make some adjustments and give himself and our team a chance to win."
Sowers tosses Triple-A one hitter
(5/20/2006) According to MILB.com, Jeremy Sowers pitched a one-hitter for his first shutout of the season, leading the Buffalo Bisons to a 1-0 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox in the first game of a Friday doubleheader.
Sowers taking Carmona's place
(5/14/2006) Jeremy Sowers, who has assumed the role of Fausto Carmona in Triple-A as the Indians' No. 6 starter, won yesterday for the Buffalo Bisons and is now 5-1 with a 1.21 ERA.
Sowers impressive for Triple-A
(5/10/2006) MLB.com reports Jeremy Sowers turned in another dominant outing for Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, allowing just one run on six hits with three strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings in a 3-1 win over Ottawa. "He's been very consistent with what he's showed us in the past," farm director John Farrell said. "As his innings have accumulated, he's gotten more and more consistent with his stuff."
Sowers sporting 1.50 ERA
(4/24/2006) Jeremy Sowers is sporting 2-1 record with a 1.50 ERA and 17 Ks in 24 innings through his first four starts for Triple-A Buffalo.
(4/13/2006) Jeremy Sowers allowed five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo Wednesday.
Sowers sent to minors camp
(3/15/2006) The Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Jake Dittler, RHP Edward Mujica, RHP Brian Slocum and LHP Jason Stanford to Buffalo of the IL. They also optioned INF Michael Aubrey and LHP Rafael Perez to Akron of the EL. Reassigned C Javi Herrera, LHP Tony Sipp and LHP Jeremy Sowers to their minor league camp.
Prospect Sowers pitches three innings
(3/9/2006) Jeremy Sowers, the Indians' top pick in the 2004 draft, made his first start of the spring Wednesday in the Indians' 7-4, split-squad win over Toronto. He pitched three innings and gave up two runs on five hits and two walks, with one strikeout.