cleveland patron Assignment designated for starting pitcher Zach Plesac, who was sent to Triple-A Columbus earlier this season
With the move on Sunday, the team is letting go of a pitcher who started 49 games in the 2021-22 season and was in the rotation on Opening Day this season.
In the same transaction, Guardians Activated right-hander Tristan McKenzie from the 60-day injured list to make his season debut in Sunday’s game against the host Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis
Plecek, 28, went 1-1 with a 7.59 ERA in five starts this season. The right-hander is 26-27 with a 4.20 ERA in 84 career games (83 starts) with Cleveland.
In Columbus, he started five games with a 1–3 record and a 7.56 ERA.
Also on Sunday Guardians Michael Kelly optioned to Triple-A Columbus
Kelly, 30, has yet to pitch Guardians In this weather. He recorded a 2.25 ERA with no decisions in four relief appearances with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2022.
McKenzie was shut down days before the start of the season, when an MRI revealed a strain in his right teres major muscle. He made his final rehab start last Tuesday but was limited to 43 pitches due to a rain delay.
McKenzie, 25, went 11-11 for Guardians With a 2.96 ERA last season, ninth best in the American League. He is 18-21 with a 3.68 ERA in 64 career games (60 starts) with Cleveland.
– Field Level Media