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June 8, 2021 05:40 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Will start throwing this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (thumb) will begin throwing later this week, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

As expected, the righty will begin his throwing progression a few weeks after fracturing his pitching thumb May 24. Plesac will likely require a rehab assignment before returning to Cleveland, so he remains at least a couple weeks from being activated.

May 26, 2021 05:16 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Will avoid surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (thumb) will not need surgery, Mandy Bell of reports.

The Indians will re-evaluate Plesac's thumb every 7-10 days, and they'll take the next three weeks for the righty to begin a throwing progression. The exact timeframe for Plesac's return remains unclear, but it is promising that surgery was deemed unnecessary.

May 25, 2021 10:28 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Fractured thumb after start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (thumb) suffered his injury by hitting his thumb on a chair while "aggressively" removing his shirt after Sunday's start, Mandy Bell of reports.

Much like Huascar Ynoa (hand), the talented starter injured himself in a frustration-induced, post-start incident. The Indians will have to look elsewhere for starts while their No. 2 starter allows his thumb to heal.

May 25, 2021 04:16 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Indians placed Plesac on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a non-displaced right thumb fracture, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Plesac presumably suffered the injury during his tough outing Sunday, when he allowed three earned runs in just 3.2 innings. It's unclear how much time the righty will spend on the IL, but he's certain to miss at least his next two starts.

May 24, 2021 10:24 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Lasts 3.2 innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Twins after allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk while fanning one across 3.2 innings.

Plesac couldn't complete the fourth inning and delivered one of his shortest outings of the season, though at least he extended his undefeated streak to six appearances, going 3-0 with a 2.93 ERA in that span. The right-hander is slated to pitch against Friday at home against the Blue Jays.

May 19, 2021 11:04 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Sneaks away with win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (4-3) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four over seven innings as he picked up a win over the Angels on Tuesday.

All five runs Plesac gave up came via the long ball. He surrendered a solo shot to Shohei Ohtani in the first, a three-run blast to Justin Upton in the fourth and then another solo home run to Jose Iglesias in the seventh. It wasn't a great outing for the 26-year-old but he still managed to come away with a win and now has three in his last four starts. He'll take a 3.93 ERA into his next start.

May 14, 2021 06:48 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Works eight frames in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (3-3) threw eight innings and picked up the win in Thursday's 4-2 win over Seattle, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

Plesac was cruising through seven innings until allowing a Dylan Moore two-run home run in the eighth to halve Cleveland's lead. Regardless, it was another solid outing for Plesac, who's allowed only seven runs in six starts other than two blow-up games against the White Sox.

May 8, 2021 12:00 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Throws eight shutout innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac pitched eight shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven in a no-decision versus Cincinnati on Friday.

Plesac was very sharp Friday, but Cincinnati starter Wade Miley was better with a no-hitter. The 26-year-old Plesac has strung together 13.2 scoreless innings over his last two starts. For the season, the right-hander owns a 3.83 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 31:7 K:BB across 40 innings. He'll look for another strong performance in Seattle next week.

May 2, 2021 06:08 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Strong in win over White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (2-3) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and four walks with six strikeouts in a win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Plesac kept a scoreless line for the first time since April 9, which was his second start of the year and his only other win. It was encouraging to see him keep runs off the board, although the four walks represented a season high. The right-hander carries a 4.78 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 24:7 K:BB into his next start, currently projected for next weekend's series versus Cincinnati.

April 26, 2021 11:20 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Responds with strong outing
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Plesac allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over 7.2 innings Monday against the Twins. He didn't factor into the decision.

Plesac was hit hard in each of his last two outings entering the day, giving up a total of 12 runs in just 5.2 innings of work, but he answered by working deep into Monday's contest. After surrendering two runs in the sixth inning and one in the eighth, he was lifted with 93 pitches (64 strikes) in a tie game. The 26-year-old owns a 5.81 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with an 18:3 K:BB over 26.1 frames, but he took a step in the right direction in the series opener.

April 21, 2021 12:20 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Surrenders six runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (1-3) took the loss Tuesday against the White Sox after giving up six runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and zero walks over five innings.

The right-hander wasn't in terrible shape with three runs allowed through five frames, but he surrendered three more runs during the sixth inning without recording an out. Plesac began the season with a 1.38 ERA through two starts (13 innings), but he's given up six earned runs in each of his past two outings. The 26-year-old will attempt to right the ship Sunday against the Yankees.

April 15, 2021 03:00 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Can't escape first inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (1-2) took the loss against the White Sox on Wednesday, pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing six runs on seven hits.

Little went right for Plesac in his third start of the campaign, as the right-hander was pulled with two outs in the first frame after yielding six earned runs. The big blow came on a three-run homer off the bat of Yermin Mercedes, but Chicago racked up an additional six hits -- including a pair of doubles -- against him. Plesac's outing was a stark contrast to that of White Sox starter Carlos Rodon, who hurled his first career no-hitter in the contest. Plesac pitched well in his first two outings of the season, so there's a good chance that he'll bounce back from Wednesday's ugly defeat. His first chance to atone for the loss will come Tuesday at home in a rematch against the White Sox.

April 10, 2021 01:04 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Stifles Tigers in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (1-1) picked up the win Friday, scattering three hits over seven scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over the Tigers. He struck out six without walking a batter.

The right-hander has faced Detroit in his first two starts of the season and has delivered a quality start in each, leading to a 1.38 ERA and 10:2 K:BB through 13 innings. Plesac will look to keep rolling against somewhat stiffer competition in his next outing, set for Wednesday on the road against the White Sox.

April 4, 2021 11:20 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Dealt loss in quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (0-1) took the loss Saturday against the Tigers after giving up two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks across six innings.

The 26-year-old was saddled with the loss despite posting a quality start in his season debut, as Eddie Rosario's solo homer was the only run support he received before being pulled. Plesac lines up to receive another chance to pick up a win versus the Tigers next weekend.

March 13, 2021 12:20 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Electric in recent outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac fired three scoreless frames while striking out four in his most recent Cactus League start against the Mariners.

He gave up three runs in two frames in his first outing of the spring, so it was nice to see him bounce back with an excellent outing. "I feel electric when I'm on the mound," Plesac told Joe Noga of "I'm in a really great spot. I've built a great routine. I'm going to continue to keep building off each start and keep moving each week and keep progressing." Plesac is Cleveland's undisputed No. 2 starter this season.

September 25, 2020 12:48 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Allows four runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2020 09:40 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Dominant effort against Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2020 12:56 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Burned by long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 7, 2020 11:28 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Stifles Royals for third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2020 12:04 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Earns win in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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