Cleveland Indians’ Mike Clevinger won’t be making his scheduled start on Tuesday for violating the COVID-19 safety protocol while on road in the city of Chicago.
Right-hander Clevinger is the Indians’ second pitcher who has been caught violating the protocol in the city by the team in the previous few days. On Sunday, Zach Plesac drove to Cleveland in a rental vehicle before the team wrapped their series with White Sox post he checked out of his team’s hotel room on Saturday.
Plesac was accompanied by Clevinger when they roamed out in Chicago on Saturday, as per a source who informed Jeff Passan from the ESPN group. Clevinger then flew back home with his team, who didn’t know about him violating prior to departure.
On Monday, the Indians, in a statement, said that Clevinger will stay in quarantine and go through a few tests while he’s away from the team members. Clevinger as well as Plesac need to test COVID-19 negative twice 3 days before they will be permitted for rejoining any of the team activities.
The Indians, as well as the other teams of the MLB, have created codes of conduct for mitigating any potential spread of coronavirus.
Previous month, Clevinger had said that he supports his team’s guidelines for keeping the teammates in check.