The Cleveland Indians will be without star pitcher Zach Plesac for the foreseeable future … and it’s all ’cause the guy took of his shirt “aggressively.”
Manager Terry Francona just made the bizarre announcement Tuesday … saying Plesac broke the thumb on his throwing hand undressing earlier this week — and is now going straight to the injured list.
“He was, I think, probably rather aggressively ripping off his shirt and he caught it on his chair,” Francona told media members.
“It was pretty swollen [Monday] so we sent him to get X-rays.”
A broken digit on Plesac’s throwing hand could cost the pitcher weeks — if not months — of the season, but Francona said they don’t expect to have an official timetable for his return until the 26-year-old sees more specialists later this week.
“We’re not going to know any more other than he is an [injured list],” Francona said. “We will get a lot more information [Wednesday].”
Of course, it’s a weird injury … but it’s shockingly not that weird given the strange baseball injuries already this season.
You’ll recall, Braves starter Huascar Ynoa broke his hand punching a bench in frustration … while A’s starter Jesus Luzardo injured his hand playing video games.
Maybe we be a little bit careful when it comes to our throwing hands, guys?