Once a big part of the Indians long-term plans, the organization has placed soft throwing lefty Jeremy Sowers on waivers reports Ken Rosenthal.
Sowers has contributed to parts of four seasons for the Indians, beginning in 2006. He's made a total of 71 starts for 400.0 innings. He's typically shown solid control, but not nearly good enough to make up for his near complete inability to miss bats. He doesn't help himself by being a fly-ball pitcher.
The move itself doesn't come as a big surprise, most knew his days were numbered. The question is whether or not he'll clear waivers, which I personally doubt. I'll let you know who the Indians choose to fill the 40-man roster spot.
Look for an NL team that needs a back-end arm to make the pick up. Could the Padres make a play? He'd fit well in their stadium and would remain cost effective through the season.