Father-son ties within Cleveland Indians roster
Major League Baseball seems to be in the Golden Age of family ties within the league and the Cleveland Indians have managed to add a few to their roster. The most well known names on the list aren’t in Cleveland, like Guerrero and Tatis, but there are a handful of players within the organization that have baseball in their blood.
Since it’s Father’s Day, we’re going to focus on the father-son duos but there are some clear honorable mentions that should be included from Cleveland’s roster. These pairs aren’t father-son, but still have relatives that played at the major league level.
We’ll start with a rather well known duo in Cleveland, Zach Plesac who is the nephew of Dan Plesac. While Dan is more known now for his announcing career, he did sustain an 18-year major league career as a pitcher. There’s also the brother-duo within the organization with Josh and Bo Naylor who could both be in Cleveland together in a just a few seasons.
There’s also a couple family ties that might not be as well known throughout the organization. Jordan Luplow is actually the grandnephew of Al Luplow, who played outfield for the Tribe from 1961 until 1965.
There’s also two other brother connections from the Tribe’s roster. Bradley Zimmer is the brother of Kyle Zimmer, a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Phil Maton is also brothers with Nick Maton, a middle infielder in Philadelphia.
While we’ve already touched on plenty of family ties in Cleveland, we still haven’t even reached the father-son duos. There aren’t as many father-son duos as family ties, but the Cleveland Indians have their fair share of major league Father’s Day celebrations on deck.
With that being said, here’s three father-son duos that have connections to the Cleveland Indians roster this season.