Zach Plesac decided to go out for the night. Now, the Cleveland Indians' young right-hander reportedly is going home.
The Indians sent a forceful message Sunday when they sent home Plesac because he left his hotel this weekend during a road trip in Chicago, according to multiple reports. It is unclear how long Plesac will be away from the team.
"Cleveland has been extremely stringent with protocols, and this action is a warning to their players -- and perhaps others'," ESPN's Jeff Passan tweeted. "Around baseball, teams have a sense of which others are doing the best with coronavirus protocols -- often based on how they're treated on the road. The Indians are universally respected for their vigilance. And sitting a pitcher as good as Plesac illustrates how serious they are."
Plesac, 25, is 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA in three starts this season. He has issued only two walks while striking out 24 in 21 innings.
The Indians wrap up a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night. They then return home for a two-game set against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday and Wednesday.
--Field Level Media