Once a promising player → only 2 times of absurd injuries → falling into a problem child, in the end, there was a risk of being released

Pitcher Jack Plessac (Cleveland), who suffered embarrassing injuries not once but twice, was eventually released.

Major League Trade Rumors said on the 5th (Korean time), “Cleveland has designated Plessac for transfer (DFA).”

Plesac was selected by Cleveland in the 12th round of the 2016 draft and made his big league debut in 2019. In his first year of debut, he made 21 starts and went 8-6 with a 3.81 earned run average. He also recorded one complete shutout and was highly regarded as a prospect.

However, he has caused controversy over the past two years due to his ‘absurd injury’. He broke his thumb while radically removing his undershirt during a change of clothes for the 2021 season. Due to his injury, there was a hiatus from late May to early July.

there is another On August 28 last year, Plesac took the mound as a starting pitcher in a game against the Seattle Mariners, and when he allowed a solo home run to Jake Lamb in the bottom of the 7th inning, he hit the mound with his right hand excitedly. Eventually fractured right hand. He became a winning pitcher with the help of his batting line, but had to be out of power for over a month due to a fracture injury.

Prior to this, in 2020, there was also a case of lying in violation of the Corona 19 protocol. As such, news other than baseball has become the subject of controversy.

Plesac, who was eligible for an annual salary adjustment application for the first time last winter, signed a contract for an annual salary of $2.95 million this year, up from $2 million in annual salary last year, despite his poor performance last year.

He pitched in 5 games this season and was released with a record of 1 win and 1 loss with an ERA of 7.59 in 21⅓ innings.안전놀이터

The media pointed out, “I’ve only digested 6 innings this season. I recorded a terrible 7.59 ERA. The starting rotation proved disastrous.”

Now, Cleveland can trade Plesac within seven days or put him on waivers. If no club wants him, he is signed to a minor contract or released.

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