Indians’ Clevinger violates COVID-19 protocols, will be quarantined

CINCINNATI OH- AUGUST 3 Zach Plesac #34 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park

Zach Plesac had to drive back to Cleveland in a rental auto on Sunday before the Indians wrapped up their series against the White Sox after he left the team hotel to go out Saturday.

On Sunday, Indians right-hander Zach Plesac was sent home from Chicago in a rental vehicle after he went out with friends following his start on Saturday, a violation of the team's code of conduct.

Late Monday night, the Indians announced Clevinger had been placed into quarantine away from his teammates and will undergo coronavirus testing.

He will have to quarantine and get tested for COVID-19 before he is able to return to the team. "There are common sense situations, where you see things are packed or going out to the bars and drinking, doing stuff like that isn't stuff that's really important to us right now and shouldn't be important to us right now". We're going to handle it in-house. "Just having that trust in your teammates is a big thing, I think".

The 25-year-old Plesac issued an apology on Sunday night to the organization and fans.

"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".

"We love Zach", Bieber told reporters. Clevinger, 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA, will miss his next scheduled start.

"I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me", Clevinger wrote.

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