Zach Plesac, Mike Clevinger and a mess of the Cleveland Indians – The Athletic

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CLEVELAND – Put yourself in Carlos Carrasco’s cleats for a moment.You are a fifth of a starting spin registering historically sterling numbers, a group so adept at thwarting opposing hitters that even the oft-helpless Indians lineup fails. is not proven to be an immutable anchor.

You were also diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia 14 months ago. You have completed one of the most inspiring return journeys in recent sports memory. Think back to the scene at Tropicana Field last September, when you couldn’t stop the tears streaming down your face or your teammates hugging you tight in the dugout after you returned to the mound.

Now imagine your reaction when you learn that Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac, two of your rotation mates, snuck out of the team hotel in downtown Chicago this weekend, the temptation teams have the more insisted on their players not to give in.

One night later …



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