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06/24/2006 10:34 AM ET
Indians place OF Jason Michaels on 15-day DL; LHP Jeremy Sowers promoted from Triple-A Buffalo
Sowers to make Major League debut tomorrow
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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has placed OF Jason Michaels on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle, retroactive to June 16. Also today the Indians purchased the contract of LHP Jeremy Sowers from AAA Buffalo and added him to the Major League roster.

Michaels was injured in the 7th inning in Yankee Stadium on Thursday, June 15 after running into the wall chasing a Bernie Williams homer and has not played since. So far this year he is hitting .277 (67-242) with 13 2B, 5HR, 34RS & 25 RBI in 58 games. This is his 2nd career stint on the Major League disabled list (first since 2003) and he is eligible to come off the DL on July 1.

Sowers, 23, has spent the entire season to date at AAA Buffalo where he has posted a record of 9-1 w/a 1.39 ERA (97.1IP, 78H, 20R/15ER, 1HR, 29BB, 54K, .224 avg all'd) with 2 complete game shutouts in 15 starts. He has won his last 7 consecutive decisions since May 3 and has gone at least 5.0IP in 14 of 15GS. He has the lowest ERA in Triple A baseball and is currently tied for 1st in the International League in wins and 3rd in innings pitched. He will make his Major League debut tomorrow against the Reds wearing #45. Jeremy was the 6th overall pick in the first round of the 2004 draft by the Indians after pitching three years at Vanderbilt.

The Indians' 40-man roster now stands at 39 with three players (Miller, Blake, Michaels) on the disabled list.

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