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Phils' Myers placed on inactive list, optioned to minors

Updated: June 29, 2006, 1:17 AM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers was placed on the temporary inactive list Wednesday and optioned to Class A Clearwater, one day after asking for a leave of absence following his arrest on charges of hitting his wife in the face.

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Myers, 5-3 with a 3.86 ERA, asked the Phillies for time off through the All-Star break so he could "concentrate on this matter and make plans for whatever assistance is appropriate."

He is not expected to pitch for Clearwater. ...

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