Indians pitcher suffers broken thumb after ‘aggressively ripping shirt off’


The Indians are placing Zach Plesac on the 10-day injured list with a a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Indians are placing right-handed pitcher Zach Plesac on the 10-day injured list with a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb.

He underwent an X-ray on Monday, which confirmed the diagnosis.

According to, Manager Terry Francona said that Plesac suffered the injury by “rather aggressively ripping off his shirt” and catching it on a chair at his locker following Sunday’s start against the Twins.

So far this season, Plesac has posted a record of 4-3 with a 4.14 ERA in ten starts.

Following Tuesday night’s win over the Tigers, Manager Terry Francona announced that Triston McKenzie will start on Wednesday night in Detroit. Following the game, he will be sent back to the minor leagues.

Cleveland must also add a starter for Friday night’s game against Toronto, and for Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.

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