Manager Terry Francona said the Indians needed a starting pitcher for Tuesday night to face the Red Sox at Fenway Park. They’ve found one.
Prospect Zach Plesac will make his big-league debut against Boston. The Indians 12th round pick out of Ball State in 2016 is having a big year in the minors. He’s 4-1 with a 1.41 ERA in nine starts and was recently promoted from Class AA Akron to Class AAA Columbus.
Plesac, the nephew of former big-league pitcher Dan Plesac, has struck out 56 and walked seven in 57 1/3 innings. The opposition is hitting .185 against him.