Indians’ Zach Plesac hurt thumb ‘aggressively ripping off’ shirt

Zach Plesac may just want to try unbuttoning his shirt next time.

Zach Plesac might want to tone it down in the clubhouse.

The Indians pitcher was placed in the injured list on Tuesday, sustaining a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb after he ripped off his undershirt following his Sunday start and caught the digit on a chair at his locker.

“He was, I think, probably rather aggressively ripping off his shirt,” manager Terry Francona told media on Tuesday. “He called [athletic trainer] James Quinlan, and James called me. It was pretty swollen yesterday.”

Zach Plesac is headed to the IL with an unconventional thumb injury.
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An X-ray revealed the injury, leaving the righty to meet with a hand specialist on Wednesday.

Plesac, 26, is 4-3 through 10 starts on the season with a 4.14 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Michael Blinn

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