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Release Date: June 29,2021

Cleveland Indians Assign Zach Plesac, Roberto Perez, and Franmil Reyes to Double-A Akron for Rehab Appearances

All Three Major Leaguers Slated to Play Tuesday Night; Reyes and Perez Expected to Play Wednesday


(AKRON, OHIO) June 28, 2021 – The Cleveland Indians officially confirmed Monday that three big leaguers— Zach Plesac, Roberto Perez, and Franmil Reyes— will be headed to Akron to begin their rehab appearances on Tuesday, June 29.

Former 2019 Akron RubberDuck Zach Plesac is slated to be the starting pitcher for Tuesday’s 6:35 p.m. contest with a familiar face behind the plate in Roberto Perez and Franmil Reyes in the lineup for the RubberDucks. Plesac makes his first return to Akron since starting the season with the club in 2019 while posting a 1-1 record with a stellar 0.96 ERA over 37.1 innings in his six starts for Manager Rouglas Odor. Roberto Perez returns to Akron for the first time since he was the everyday catcher in 2012 and parts of 2013. Perez caught 95 games in 2012 posting a .212/.336/.293 slash line before improving his marks over 32 games in the 2013 season to a .247/.453/.376. Franmil Reyes will make his first appearance in Akron after being acquired by Cleveland at the trade deadline in 2019.

The RubberDucks continue their 13-game homestand against the highly-touted Bowie Baysox June 29-July 4, features multiple promotional nights including a T-Shirt Tuesday giveaway to the first 1,000 fans on June 29, a celebrity appearance from Cobra Kai’s Gianni Decenzo on July 2, and three straight nights of fireworks. Sunday’s 6:05 p.m. game will be the only fireworks show in the Downtown Akron area and will be a sight that you don’t want to miss!

“We are thrilled to welcome back Zach Plesac and Roberto Perez and look forward to seeing the Fran-imal in person as Franmil Reyes makes his first appearance in Akron this week,” said Akron RubberDucks General Manager, Jim Pfander. “We are thrilled to know the Indians organization trust us to provide a big-league environment at Canal Park for their current and future big leaguers, and we know our fans can’t wait to see these stars in a Ducks uniform before they return to the lineup in Cleveland!”

The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The RubberDucks season is powered by FirstEnergy, and the RubberDucks are happy to team with Union Home Mortgage to welcomes fans back home to Canal Park. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 330-253-5151 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or visit For more information about the team, please call 330-253-5151, visit the website at, Facebook page, or on Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck, and Instagram at @akronrubberducks.