In­di­ans de­mote Clevinger, Ple­sac

Chicago Sun-Times - - OUTDOORS -

The In­di­ans ac­ti­vated pitch­ers Zach Ple­sac and Mike Clevinger from the re­stricted list Fri­day and op­tioned them to the team’s al­ter­nate train­ing site.

The pitch­ers had been put on the re­stricted list Tues­day for vi­o­lat­ing MLB pro­to­cols re­lated to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic. Ple­sac and Clevinger will have to be at the team’s al­ter­nate train­ing site for at least 10 days, per MLB rules.

Chris An­tonetti, Cleve­land’s pres­i­dent of base­ball op­er­a­tions, said both play­ers had driven to Detroit with their play­ing equip­ment and met with team­mates Fri­day ahead of their three-game se­ries against the Tigers this week­end.

◆ Na­tion­als star right-han­der Stephen Stras­burg left the sec­ond game of a dou­ble­header against the Ori­oles af­ter throw­ing just 16 pitches. There was no im­me­di­ate word on the type of in­jury. Stras­burg was only mak­ing his sec­ond start of the season be­cause of a nerve is­sue in his right hand.

Also, Na­tion­als in­fielder Star­lin Cas­tro was put on the 10-day in­jured list with a bro­ken right wrist af­ter try­ing to make a div­ing play in the sev­enth in­ning in a 6-2 Game 1 loss to the Ori­oles in a game sus­pended five days ear­lier.

◆ Right-han­der Ger­rit Cole posted his 20th con­sec­u­tive reg­u­lar-season win, be­com­ing the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throw­ing seven sharp in­nings to lead the host Yan­kees over the Red Sox 10-3. Cole (4-0) al­lowed one run, four hits, struck out eight and walked none on 95 pitches.

◆ Yan­kees star Aaron Judge was put on the in­jured list with a right calf strain, but man­ager Aaron Boone is op­ti­mistic the out­fielder will not miss sig­nif­i­cant time.

◆ Ath­let­ics cen­ter fielder Ra­mon Lau­re­ano had a six-game sus­pen­sion re­duced to four games af­ter ap­peal­ing the penalty for his role in a benches-clear­ing brawl with the ri­val Astros.

◆ Car­di­nals coach Wil­lie McGee opted out of be­ing with the team for the rest of the season be­cause of a un­der­ly­ing health is­sue with high blood pres­sure.

AP

In­di­ans pitch­ers Zach Ple­sac (above) and Mike Clevinger vi­o­lated MLB pro­to­cols re­lated to the coro­n­avirus.

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