Indians minor leaguer Jeremy Sowers had surgery to repair a tear in his rotator cuff. The left-hander and former first-round draft pick spent last season at Triple-A Columbus, pitching with soreness. He recently 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, who remains under the Indians control on a minor league contract has already begun a rehab program.
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.