CINCINNATI (AP) -The Cleveland Indians optioned left-hander Jeremy Sowers to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday and recalled right-hander Matt Miller.
Sowers (1-6) allowed five runs in four innings Saturday night, including homers by Jeff Conine and Josh Hamilton, before the Indians went on to beat Cincinnati 8-6 in 11 innings.
The Indians had been counting on Sowers to be a key part of the team's rotation, but he struggled in his first full season in the majors. He had a 6.93 ERA in 12 starts and had allowed 79 hits, including 10 home runs, in 62 1-3 innings.
Sowers went 7-4 with two shutouts last season after being called up from the minors in late June.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.

MLB Team Pages