Zach Plesac

#34 SP / Cleveland Indians / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 lb Age: 26 College: Ball State Bats/Throws -/-

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Allows four runs in no-decision

      Zach Plesac gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven over 6.2 innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Thursday.Yolmer Sanchez got to Plesac for a homer, but Plesac was otherwise sharp until he ran out of gas in the seventh, when he gave up a three spot. Plesac broke team protocols earlier this season and was subsequently optioned to the alternate site, but on the field he's been marvelous (2.28 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 57:6 K:BB in 55.1 innings). The 25-year-old righty lines up to slot in directly behind ace Shane Bieber in the postseason rotation for Cleveland.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Dominant effort against Tigers

      Zach Plesac (4-2) earned the win over the Tigers on Friday, allowing five hits and one walk over 7.2 scoreless innings. He struck out 11.Detroit couldn't touch Plesac, who racked up 16 called strikes and 21 swinging strikes on 112 pitches. It was his second double-digit strikeout performance of the season, and Plesac now has a 2.28 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 26:2 K:BB in 27.2 innings since his return from the alternate training site. The incident that led to his removal from the big-league roster earlier this year and his subsequent comments will stain his season, but on the field Plesac has looked like one of the best young pitchers in the game. He lines up to face the White Sox in his final start of the regular season.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Burned by long ball

      Zach Plesac (3-2) allowed five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Twins.Plesac didn't allow any sustained rallies, but he did give up three home runs. That resulted in a disappointing outing and marked only the second time in six starts this season that he's allowed multiple long balls. On the positive side, he continues to show he can work deep into games, as he has completed at least six frames in all of his starts to this point. He'll look to get back on track in a friendly matchup at Detroit on Friday.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Stifles Royals for third win

      Zach Plesac (3-1) picked up the win in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Royals, allowing one run on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.The right-hander took a shutout into the seventh inning before Adalberto Mondesi drove a fastball into the empty concourse in right field. Plesac has delivered quality starts in all five of his trips to the mound this season, and he'll carry a 1.32 ERA and 34:2 K:BB through 34 innings into his next outing Saturday in Minnesota.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Earns win in return

      Zach Plesac (2-1) allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Royals.Plesac made his first start since Aug. 8, but showed no signs of rust. He retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced, with the only run he allowed coming on a solo home run in the sixth inning. Through four starts this season, Plesac has pitched no fewer than six innings and allowed one or fewer earned runs on three occasions. He projects to draw his next start Monday in a rematch against Kansas City.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Called up ahead of start

      Zach Plesac was recalled as expected ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Royals.The start will be Plesac's first in over three weeks, as he'd been placed on the restricted list and subsequently demoted after violating COVID-19 protocols by going out in Chicago following his previous outing back in early August. He owns a 1.29 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 24:2 K:BB in his three starts so far this season.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Returning to big club Tuesday

      The Cleveland Indians will recall Zach Plesac from their alternate training site to start Tuesday's game against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.Plesac hasn't pitched for Cleveland since Aug. 8, when he struck out seven over six shutout innings against the White Sox. Following the start, Plesac broke COVID-19 protocols by going out in Chicago, prompting the Indians to place him on the restricted list before sending him to the alternate site. More than three weeks later, he'll finally slot back into the rotation as a replacement for Mike Clevinger, who was traded to the Padres on Tuesday. Plesac was exceptional during his first three starts of the season (1.29 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 24:2 K:BB over 21 innings), so he'll warrant an immediate pickup in any fantasy league where he might have been dropped following his demotion.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Passed over for promotion

      Team president Chris Antonetti called Zach Plesac on Tuesday and explained that there is not an opportunity for him in the majors at this time, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.The team announced that Mike Clevinger will be called up to rejoin the rotation Wednesday, so naturally the team needed to address what Plesac's status was, as he and Clevinger were getting punished for similar reasons. The team is understandably bringing back the better pitcher of the two while saving a spot in the rotation for Triston McKenzie, who dazzled in his big-league debut last week. Plesac will presumably be the next man up when a spot opens in the rotation, but for now he has lost his spot in the rotation.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: May not rejoin rotation this week

      Zach Plesac isn't guaranteed to be recalled from the Cleveland Indians' alternate site to make a start for the big club during its weekend series with the Tigers, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.After Plesac broke MLB's COVID-19 protocols by going out in Chicago following his Aug. 8 start against the White Sox, the Indians sent him back to Cleveland a day later before placing him on the restricted list Aug. 11. He was then optioned Friday to the Indians' alternate training site, where he'll have to remain for at least 10 days unless Cleveland facilitates an earlier promotion by placing another player on the injured list in a corresponding move. Fellow starting pitcher Mike Clevinger was also optioned Friday after going out with Plesac in Chicago, but Cleveland's schedule since that series with the White Sox has thus far allowed the team to get by with a four-man rotation that now includes Adam Plutko. While Cleveland will first require a fifth starter this Saturday, the frustration many teammates felt over Plesac's and Clevinger's breach of protocol could prompt the organization's brain trust to delay bringing back either pitcher to fill the void. If that's the case, the recently recalled Logan Allen would likely be the top candidate to make a spot start versus Detroit this weekend.

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      Indians' Zach Plesac: Sent to alternate site

      Zach Plesac was reinstated from the restricted list and optioned to Cleveland's secondary training site Friday.Plesac has been excellent this season, posting a 1.29 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP through his first three starts, but his celebratory night out with teammate Mike Clevinger and friends following his previous outing (which violated league health and safety protocols) will cost him the opportunity to make his fourth start of the year any time soon. Both players were moved from the restricted list to the secondary training site Friday, and it's not clear when either will next take the hill.