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Myers headed back to minors to work on delivery

Updated: July 1, 2008, 10:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Brett Myers, leading the majors with 24 home runs allowed and coming off the shortest start of his career with the Phillies, is headed to the minors.

Myers agreed to be optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

Myers, 3-9 after giving up five runs in two-plus innings in Friday night's 8-7 loss at Texas, has a 5.84 ERA, sixth worst in the majors among qualifying pitchers.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he spoke with Myers on Monday about accepting ...

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