Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac seems to be trending towards a return to the mound in the near future after suffering a thumb injury in late May. Getting him back would be a major upgrade for the Indians (37-28) as the team is currently having to mix and match starters every four-five days.
Zach Plesac Injury
This would be Plesac's first mound workout since he suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb almost a month ago. His recovery seems to be trending in the right direction as he could rejoin the rotation just before or just after the All-Star break takes place in mid-July.
The third-year MLB hurler had been off to a solid start to the 2021 season posting a 4.14 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through 10 starts. Overall, Plesac has a 4-3 record on the season and has also racked up 38 strikeouts in 58.2 innings pitched. He should slide right back in as the team's No. 3 starter.
Indians fans were in need of some good news as pitching ace Shane Bieber's status remains up in the air after being placed on the 10-day IL with shoulder discomfort. However, the team just keeps on rolling as Cleveland has won five of its last six games and sits just 4.5 games back of first place in the AL Central.
Expect more updates on Plesac in the next few days as he continues to work his way back onto the diamond. The Indians currently have odds set at +4000 to win the World Series, according to Fan Duel Sportsbook.
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