Indians send Zach Plesac home for violating health and safety protocols – the athletic

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The Indians’ decision to send right-hander Zach Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday is the most vivid example to date of how major league teams are increasingly vigilant about self-policing their squad. upset his teammates and club officials by hanging out with friends in Chicago on Saturday night in violation of team rules and league health and safety protocols, sources told The Athletic.

The Indians, fearing a COVID-19 outbreak similar to those that occurred with the Marlins and Cardinals, acted quickly to isolate Plesac from his teammates and the rest of the club’s travel party. The launcher will be quarantined for 72 hours and tested daily, and the team may take additional preventative measures, sources said.

Plesac, 25, pitched six scoreless innings on Saturday afternoon in a 7-1 win over the White Sox, improving his ERA to 1.29 in three starts. He should start in Detroit the next…



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