Chicago White Sox: Three trade targets from Cleveland Indians

Vincent Parise
BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 28: Mike Clevenger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 28, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 28: Mike Clevenger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 28, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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Zach Plesac. 34. player. 5. . SP. Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Indians have had both Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac in trade rumors ever since they broke the MLB’s COVID-19 protocol. They put their team at risk by doing that but hopefully, they have learned their lessons. This team has brilliant pitching and Plesac was a big part of that but they are good enough to deal without him. They could absolutely move him and use his talents to get them back a pretty good player.

Cleveland specifically needs an outfielder and the White Sox have a few of those that they can spare to get Plesac off their hands. Obviously, kids like Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez are off-limits but a guy like Adam Engel or Nomar Mazara would be fine to be sent off for Plesac.

The average fan might not even be aware of how good Plesac actually is. This is only his second season in the big leagues and he looks like someone who is going to keep improving. His numbers so far this year have been very good despite him having to miss some time because of his rule-breaking. He is 1-1 in three starts but his ERA of 1.29 and WHIP of 0.667 are so impressive. If you add a guy like that to be one of the four mainstays in the Whtie Sox rotation, you improve their chances tremendously.

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