SJ - August 11, 2020
Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac was sent home after violating the team's protocol. The young righthander wasn't allowed to fly back with the team and instead drove the five hours home from Chicago.
Plesac wasn't the only Indians starting pitcher to violate the team's protocol. Sources revealed to ESPN that fellow righthander Mike Clevinger also left the team hotel with Plesac.
To make matters worse, Clevinger put his entire team at risk by flying back with them. He has been scratched from his start on Tuesday and will quarantine.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger went out with teammate Zach Plesac in Chicago on Saturday night in violation of team protocol, sources tell ESPN. Clevinger was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cubs and will quarantine. He flew with the team Sunday.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 10, 2020
Fingers crossed Clevinger didn't get the coronavirus and didn't spread it to his teammates. It's this type of shit that will put the season in jeopardy.
Hopefully other players learn from these two idiots.