Indians demote Clevinger, Plesac after protocol violation

After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to Detroit separately with their baseball equipment on Thursday for an ''open forum'' meeting at the team's hotel before the Indians opened a series with the Tigers. Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said following ''the discussion'' that he met with manager Terry Francona, general manager Mike Chernoff and decided it was best to option Plesac and Clevinger to the alternate training site instead of allowing them to rejoin the team.

Indians demote Clevinger, Plesac after protocol violation

After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to Detroit separately with their baseball equipment on Thursday for an ''open forum'' meeting at the team's hotel before the Indians opened a series with the Tigers. Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said following ''the discussion'' that he met with manager Terry Francona, general manager Mike Chernoff and decided it was best to option Plesac and Clevinger to the alternate training site instead of allowing them to rejoin the team.