Indians Pitcher Zach Plesac Not Allowed On Team Plane After Partying In Chicago

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Indians pitcher Zach Plesac is apologizing for partying Saturday night in Chicago after it was revealed that the team barred him from getting on the flight home to Cleveland and sent him home via car service.

“I realize I made a poor choice to leave the hotel, which broke protocols and could have endangered other people,” Plesac said in a statement. “I understand that in these times of uncertainty, I need to be more vigilant and responsible, and I am determined to earn my teammates’ forgiveness and get back to work.”

Plesac knew he was breaking the rules, but at 25, the guy must’ve finally hit his breaking point where he needed to blow off steam by getting out on the town. The Indians weren’t amused. According to TMZ, fellow pitcher Shane Bieber said “we support him, but he screwed up. We’re going to handle this in-house, and we’ll see where it goes from here.”

Plesac was on the mound Saturday night, going six scoreless innings of five hit ball to get his first win of the COVID season.

Indians president Chris Antonetti said players met to determine how to handle the situation and additional steps they can take and protocols will be taken seriously. “We’ve all banded together and talked about the importance of watching out for one another and making sure we did our best to minimize risk. Zach’s behavior, unfortunately, wasn’t consistent with that.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

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  1. Hey Joe,
    Yeah, Zac…blah, blah, blah…that’s what your apology is worth.
    So now he’s gotta be tested like 10 days straight, no?
    That’s the whole thing about having been tested for having covid antibodies, which i don’t believe MLB has done. If he has the antibodies then okay, you f*cked up, but it’s not major…otherwise he could pop anytime from 2-14 days. Give Zac the W…but an F for brains.

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