CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Cleveland Indian pitchers currently restricted to Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac will be tested for coronavirus on Wednesday.
Both were quarantined and put on a restricted list on Tuesday after it was known that both players were in violation of team rules by leaving the Chicago hotel on Saturday.
Plesac was expelled from the team on Sunday.
Words that Clevinger also broke the protocol was not given until he traveled home with the group, potentially leaving them infected with coronavirus.
Clevinger is scheduled to start Tuesday at home.
Instead, Adam Plutko has taken over, and if Tuesday night’s game shows any signs, the team has some work to do to overcome the distractions.
They lost to the Chicago Cubs 7-1.
Plutko talked about the situation after the match.
“They seriously injured us. They lied to us. They sit here, in front of you, and say public things that they’re not watching. It will be up to them. It really is like that. “
Plutko and shortstop Francisco Lindor both said they will have to work to regain the team’s trust.
“I’ll let them sit here and tell you how they will regain our faith. I don’t have to put words in their mouths. The term I continue to hear, and as long as my language, is ‘adult man’, right? So those grown men can sit here and tell you what happened and tell you what they’ll do to fix it. I don’t need to do that for them, ”said Plutko.
“We are all human,” said Lindor. “We all make mistakes. However, we have gained trust and they will work hard to gain our trust.”
Clevinger released a statement on Tuesday:
“There was a tacit belief that each of my teammates shared as we navigated a season during this pandemic, and I broke that belief. In Chicago, I made the mistake of breaching protocols but the biggest mistake of all was not going to clean sheets immediately with my teammates. I owe them better. Now I realize that even if I just expose myself to a person more than necessary, I am placing myself, my teammates, the people I compete with, the referee, the employee, the organization of the skin. Red as well as Games that I love on risk. There is no excuse for my actions, and I can only take responsibility and learn from my mistakes. In the future, I promise my actions will reflect a full understanding of the protocols in place while I continue my passion for competition for the incredible Indian fans and the City I love. love. “
Cleveland manager Terry Francona returned to play on Tuesday after being hospitalized.
“We’ll deal with it like we always do,” he said. “We care about each other. It does not mean that you are not disappointed in each other or even angry at times. But what I care about is to make it better ”.
He continued, “Just trying to figure out how we can do this better so that it doesn’t happen again,” he said. “The players will have a lot to say about this. Owning ownership of what we do is really important ”.
Carlos Carrasco (2-1) starts Wednesday night at home.
St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins have an outbreak of coronavirus, prompting MLB to discuss a similar ‘bubble’ to the NBA.