Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona: Zach Plesac's debut offers 'taste of part of the future'

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Sunday that prospect Zach Plesac will make his big league debut in Game 2 of the Tribe’s upcoming series against Boston on Tuesday.

Plesac opened the season at Double-A Akron and advanced quickly, posting a 1-1 record with a 0.96 ERA in six starts for the Rubberducks.

Cleveland drafted the right-hander out of Ball State in the 12th round in 2016 as he was coming off reconstructive elbow surgery in his senior year.

Francona said Plesac’s opportunity could potentially be for more than one start, but good or bad, Tuesday’s outing will not define his career.

Plesac’s rapid rise is a testament to the hard work that Cleveland’s player development staff has put in with the 24-year-old.

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