Another Cleveland Indians player is up for an award this offseason, although the performance in focus happened in the minor leagues.
The weather is getting colder and it means cuffing season is upon us. It also means MLB award season is here.
Well, right now we are here to discuss a minor league award.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Adam Plutko spent time with the Columbus Clippers this season and completed the casual task known as a no-hitter. This came in a game on June 2 when Plutko had a perfect game broken up by one lousy walk.
The rise of Shane Bieber prevented Plutko from getting regular time in the rotation, but his no-hitter was something he will likely never forget. That outing also has him up for a MiLBY Award for best performance.
Fans can vote for Plutko up until the deadline Wednesday at noon. So get voting!
Plutko did make 12 starts for the Indians last season, but it looks like he will be the odd man out once again in 2019. The only way that changes is if the Indians surprise us all and trade one of the current members of the rotation in order to add a top bat. It certainly is a possibility.
For now, Plutko should remain the first option to be called up and at the top of the Clippers’ rotation. Or maybe his name comes up in trade talks. The offseason is young and the Indians may be making moves to cut costs while also bolstering both the major league team and the farm system. If that combo is indeed possible.
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